Photo Credit: Pleasant Dale Park District

Walker Park

Already a very special place, the Village of Burr Ridge’s smaller renovation project at Walker Park has transformed into a larger project that will improve many areas of this picturesque 2.7-acre site. Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) provided professional civil engineering services in connection with the $700K redevelopment of Walker Park.

Proposed park enhancements have included the following:

-New playground for children ages 5-12 and swing area
-New Challenge Course equipment
-Large picnic shelter
-Renovated sand volleyball court
-New cornhole/bags area
-Plaza area behind Spina baseball field
-Natural area/pollinator plants in NE corner of the park
-Walking path renovations
-New outdoor bathroom facility
-Regrading/new drainage on 3/4 grade soccer field

As most of the site resides within the floodway and/or floodplain, EEA has worked diligently with PRI for permitting through MWRD. EEA’s services have included the following on-site elements:

-Stormwater management detention calculations, exhibits report, and completed applications meeting the MWRD ordinance requirements
-Floodplain and floodway calculations for storage requirements per the NFIP requirements
-Pavements, walkways, and site concrete finish work
-Finished grading with spot elevations and contours
-Storm sewer design and underdrain design
-Stormwater facilities design, including both volume control and runoff control
-Compensatory storage facilities design
-Floodplain and floodway profiles/cross-sections
-Soil erosion and sediment control measures

This project paid for in part with budgeted capital improvement funds as well as a $400K OSLAD grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, anticipates a completion date later in 2020.

Scope of work icon Scope of work Storm Sewer Design, Detention, Flood Plain Storage, Challenge Course, Volleyball Court, Playground, New Pathways
Owner icon Owner Pleasant Dale Park District
Architect icon Architect Planning Resources Inc. (PRI) (Landscape)