Case Study Project Information, Pedestrian Path, ADA Accessble Park and Path

 

Fast Facts

Product & Quantity

EZ Roll™ Gravel Paver 5,400 sq. ft.

ADDRESS

39th and Newark Streets, NW, Washington D.C.

Aplication

Pedestrian Path

Installation Date

September 7, 2010

OWNER

District of Columbia

CONTRACTOR

Robert F. Patton of Turf Center Lawns

With tennis courts, a dog park, water gardens, and pedestrian paths located in the heart of Washington D.C., The Newark Street Dog Park has been a popular meeting place for many of the community's residents. The park spans over 10,000 square feet in two enclosed areas, and was recently selected for revitalization by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty

Regarding the park design, the Mayor had some very specific requirements - it was critical that the park not only utilize sustainable features, but also that it be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), so that all residents would be able to enjoy the park equally. With these requirements in mind, EZ Roll Gravel Paver was selected for the dog park, ramps, and pedestrian pathways. The pavers were chosen as they not only offer an aesthetically pleasing and natural appearance but are made from 100% recycled content. In addition to this, using pavers in designated areas of the park would allow the ground to drain quickly and provide traction for pedestrians in the event of rain.

Once this decision had been made, the existing impervious asphalt was ripped up and replaced with the pervious pavers. Additional green amenities offered by the park include solar flood lights and a rain garden with native plants and bioretentive drain pipe.

In a press release from the Mayor's office, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Director Jesús Aguirre stated

We thank the community members for their patience as we worked diligently to build this impressive park that meets their needs. This is a fantastic park for all to use and we look forward to everyone enjoying it for years to come.

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Pedestrian Path, ADA Accessble Park and Path, EZ Roll Gravel Paver

Pedestrian Path, ADA Accessble Park and Path, EZ Roll Gravel Paver

EZRoll™ Gravel Paver with geotextile fabric backing.

Pedestrian Path, ADA Accessble Park and Path, EZ Roll Gravel Paver

Pedestrian Path, ADA Accessble Park and Path, EZ Roll Gravel Paver

Pedestrian Path, ADA Accessble Park and Path, EZ Roll Gravel Paver

Installation at the Newark Street Dog Park