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Contact Information

John S. Matricardi, P.E.
Director of Coastal Engineering Services
440-365-4730
matricardij@ksassociates.com


Gordon Park Bike Trail and Revetment Repair, City of Cleveland, Ohio

Gordon Park

KS Associates provided design and construction-phase services for the Gordon Park Bike Trail and Revetment Repair Project in the City of Cleveland. The goal of the project was to repair approximately 1,200 feet of the park’s shoreline along Lake Erie that was damaged by erosion and the severe weather effects of Superstorm Sandy. KS provided services under a design-build contract with Huffman Equipment Rental and Contracting.

The design by KS’s Coastal Engineering Group called for repairing approximately 410 feet of armor stone revetment, which absorbs the energy of incoming waves to protect the shoreline; replacing 240 feet of damaged concrete bike trail, allowing for safe and easy access to the shoreline and recreational areas of the park; repairing concrete slabs to improve areas primarily used for fishing; and installing new aluminum handrails. KS also provided surveying services and assisted the client with obtaining the necessary permitting for construction.

The project was funded in part by a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief fund. The project was administered by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission on behalf of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

About Gordon Park:
Gordon Park is a 122-acre outdoor recreation area bordering Lake Erie on the eastern side of East 72nd Street in the City of Cleveland. The park was donated to the City by a local developer William J. Gordon in 1893. A popular destination for birders, the park is an Audubon Important Birding Area, providing excellent viewing of a large number of diverse and rare gulls and ducks. The armored coastline and onshore fishing platforms provide excellent fishing opportunities.

Construction Cost:  $904,125.