The splash pad’s surface colors, texture and entrance sign tell the story of the surrounding area as “Bone Valley,” where numerous fossils have been found.

Chastain-Skillman was selected to design a new splash pad for the Hardee Lakes Park in Bowling Green, Florida. The 1,200-acre park featuring camping, fishing, horseback riding trails, as well as biking and hiking trails. The splash pad will serve as an amenity to park visitors.

CS’s services included topographic survey, civil engineering design, permitting, landscape architecture, geotechnical services, construction plans and specifications, and construction administration services for the new splash pad. CS teamed with Catalyst Design Group to provide landscape architecture and Madrid Engineering Group, Inc. to provide geotechnical services.

The splash pad is located at the end of the County’s water supply line and helps to provide water flow, which in-turn maintains water quality in the County’s system. As a result, a recirculating system was not necessary and reduced construction costs. The splash pad surface colors, texture and interpretive entrance sign, help to tell the story of the surrounding area as “Bone Valley” where fossils have been uncovered that trace their history back to the time when this location in the center of the state was Florida’s coastline.

CS’s survey team prepared a topographic survey of the approximately 5-acre portion of Hardee Lakes County Park for the design of a new Splash Pad. The survey included the existing parking area and drainage ditch to aid in the design by the engineer of record.

The splash pad is currently under construction.


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