Upland Design led a master plan process with the Batavia Park District for the expansion of an existing community park site. The eastern third of the park is in place, but the western portion has not been built. The future park site will have a County road divide it when the population expands, so planning for both current and future circulation was important.
Community sports groups as well as the local high school gave input for the future sports complex. The final plan expands sports and park opportunities to meet the needs of all groups. Lit baseball and multi-purpose fields were provided to expand the programming opportunities for the site. Additional soccer practice fields and Rugby fields were added to offer additional space for all users.
Both sport and other community groups will also benefit from walking loops with fitness stations, cross country running course, community playground, picnic shelter, restroom and concession buildings.
As part of stormwater management for the site, a permeable paving parking lot and rain garden were included in the design. Native grasses and low management planting were also included.