TIMBERLEA ATHLETIC PARK
The Timberlea Athletic Park in Fort McMurray includes upgraded ball diamonds and associated site works, and several new features.
Client: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Location: Fort McMurray, AB
Project Type: Landscape Architecture
About This Project
The Timberlea Athletic Park in Fort McMurray includes upgraded ball diamonds and associated site works, and several new features: four soccer fields, championship baseball diamond, championship softball diamond, cricket pitch, and a box lacrosse/hockey rink. Built to the highest standards, all fields include special soil and turf mixes, irrigation, lighting and amenities. Other new park amenities include trails, site furnishings, a major playground, over 500 parking stalls, an 8500 sq.ft clubhouse and two smaller park buildings (concession/ washroom and maintenance office/garage). Servicing, stormwater management, and entry feature signage were also provided. Construction was completed in 2010.
ISL managed this $10-million project from planning to construction, and provided landscape architectural, civil engineering (site development/municipal) and public consultation services. As part of the ISL team, The Workun Garrick Partnership designed the buildings. Wilco Contractors Northwest was the sports field/site development contractor and Balon Construction was the building contractor
- Poor local soils meant that they needed to be overexcavated and replaced.
- Site design needed to accommodate stormwater drainage from a 500 ha area of marshland upstream.
- Park design needed to meet the competing needs of multiple stakeholder groups.
- Without available topsoil, a custom soil mix was developed using a range of local materials for a free-draining sports field that would meet long-term playability and operational objectives.
- An existing wetland and stormwater channels were integrated to ensure that the sports fields would not be inundated during storm events.
- ISL facilitated discussions between multiple stakeholder groups to ensure the park will meet the needs of regular season and tournament groups as well as the informal needs of surrounding communities.
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- Supporting Services 20% 20%
- Parks Playgrounds and Sports Facilities
- Community Engagement
- 3D Visualization
- Site Development
- Stormwater Management
- Sustainable Design
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