KS Associates provided engineering services to Lake Metroparks for a series of improvements at Painesville Township Park. The project called for stabilizing the eroding hillside, protecting the park shoreline, and designing a new fishing pier for public enjoyment.
The showpiece of the park is the 150-foot-long by 20-foot wide steel crib pier connected to shore with a 50-foot-long by 10-foot-wide steel bridge. The crib pier is constructed with steel frames filled with stone and is anchored to the lakebed with piles. The crib serves as a stone reef, providing a fish habitat that will attract larger Lake Erie game fish.
KS Associates also designed a new 800-foot-long armor stone revetment along the shoreline to replace a failing steel sheet pile retaining wall. The revetment protects the shoreline from erosion and stabilizes the hillside.
Construction of the revetment was completed in July 2015, and the pier was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony in October 2017.
KS Associates provided preliminary design, 100% design drawings, specifications, cost estimates, bidding services, construction administration, and construction inspection for the improvements. KS Associates also prepared U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permit applications.
The project was recognized with an Honor Award in the 2019 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Read more.