Photo Credit: Deerfield Park District
Photo Credit: Deerfield Park District

Jewett Park Phase I

Ready, set, play ball, and skate. Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) provided professional civil engineering services in connection with the redevelopment of Jewett Park’s baseball diamond, softball field, and skate park. The fields are part of a $2.1 million first phase of Jewett Park 2.0, an updated master plan for the village’s 13-acre downtown park.

The improvements will allow more games to be played due to improved stormwater drainage. Phase 1 included improvements to both baseball/softball fields, the skate park, and expansion to the south parking lot, and replacement of an existing building at the north side with new pickleball courts, park entry feature, and a gaga ball court.

EEA assisted PRI with the preliminary stormwater aspects and needs during the preliminary stormwater management analysis stage. After the due diligence and preliminary stormwater management analysis stages, EEA helped with the final design of the stormwater facilities as well as completed the necessary permit applications and calculations required by the Village of Deerfield permit process.

EEA’s services include the following on-site elements:

  • Stormwater management detention calculations, design, and Village of Deerfield application requirements
  • Pavements, walkways, and site concrete finish work (but not stairways or poured-in-place retaining walls or seat walls)
  • Finished grading with spot elevations and contours
  • Storm sewer design
  • Stormwater facilities design, including both volume control and runoff control
  • Soil erosion and sediment control measures

Much of the outfield between the baseball and softball fields can be transformed into a soccer surface with the temporary installation of goals. The improved skate park includes areas for street skating, a snake run, a manny pad, a quarter pipe, an L.A. High wall, an A-frame, and a raked pan ledge.

Phase 2, the renovation of the northern portion of the park, is scheduled for 2024.

Scope of work icon Scope of work Storm Sewer Design, Detention, Parking Lot Expansion, Veterans Memorial Relocation/Rededication, Skate Park, Softball Field, Soccer Field, & Baseball Field Redevelopment, New Pathways
Owner icon Owner Deerfield Park District
Architect icon Architect Planning Resources Inc. (PRI) (landscape)