MPRB Phelps Field Park, Minneapolis, MN

Phelps Park sits on an existing 7.7 acres of land that includes an existing building, play area and field. Marcie was the lead civil engineer for the complete replacement of the playground, wading pool, walkways and infrastructure, as well as removal of the existing field on this $1.3M project that disturbed 4.3 acres. The field was replaced with one less baseball field to allow room for a multi-use field that is highly utilized by the community. Close coordination with the landscape architect was required for placement of the playground equipment within the existing site, as well as with the mechanical engineers for the design of the splash pad integrated with the site and storm design. Additionally, Marcie worked closely with Gale-tec to site the areas of stormwater management to optimize the effectiveness of the infiltration basin catchbasins that were located below grade to maximize the real estate for the play areas.