Memorial Park Sports Complex Phase I is the initial implantation of new recreation fields as part of the 2015 Memorial Park Master Plan. Encompassing over 21 acres, the sports complex is home to a collegiate level baseball and softball field, a multipurpose field suitable for soccer and sanctioned rugby matches as well as sand volleyball courts and supporting parking. For enhanced playing and safety, all of the fields at the complex are lit. To create the contiguous area required to support the design, a portion of East Memorial Loop was removed and one way traffic was converted to two way traffic to maintain vehicular circulation throughout the park. Creative engineering allowed the project to utilize the parking lots for detention and eliminated the need for additional on-site facilities. Outside of the fields, the landscape takes shape by utilizing regional pine and hardwood trees to create motts and the ground plane is dominated by a native Savannah seed mix. Custom dugout and bleacher shade structures flank the baseball and softball fields.
|CLIENT:||Memorial Park Conservancy|
|SERVICES:||Master Plan through CA|
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Collegiate size baseball field, softball field, multi-purpose field (soccer and rugby), 4 sand volleyball courts. All fields and courts are lit. Dugouts, bleachers with custom shade structures, restroom building, new parking lots and an extension of the Outer Loop Trail.|