Shelby Farms Heart of the Park Grand Opening

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Aug 26, 2016
Pickering Firm

Pickering provided a number of services to Shelby Farms for their Master Plan park renovations, most notably the Hyde Lake Expansion, and is pleased to celebrate with them on the Grand Opening.

Pickering was engaged by James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), the New York firm who prepared the Master Plan for Shelby Farms Park, to provide a feasibility study and hydrologic design for the lake expansion.  The centerpiece of the park is the expanded Hyde Lake with 80 acres of surface area and a perimeter over 2 miles.  Beyond the feasibility study, Pickering advanced the design for the lake expansion to include a hydrologic model of the upstream basins (over 600 acres), full hydraulic design of the structures and pipe systems conveying storm drainage to and from the lake, erosion control measures, and construction details. Close attention was paid to lake stages as a response to varying rainfall conditions, varying soil conditions in all areas of the park, lake and stream bank sensitivity, and the effects of the design on water quality.  Pickering also provided professional services, including civil engineering, surveying, site structural engineering, road and intersection design, site electrical engineering, and wetland mitigation design and permitting, for the Shelby Farms Park Improvement projects to include Woodland Discovery Playground (completed in 2011), Wolf River Pedestrian Bridge (completed in 2010), Park Gateway Signage and Hyde Lake Expansion (2016).


    Hydrologic Design & Hydrologic Model of Upstream Basins

    Hydraulic Design Structures and Pipe Systems

    Assessment of Water Quantity & Quality, Constructability and Permitting

    Assessment of Stormwater

    Conceptual Grading & Drainage Plan

    Erosion Control Measures

    Construction Details


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