Smith Memorial Playground Stormwater Management Plan

Description

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is a privately owned facility within Fairmount Park that has been a favorite site for children since it opened to the public in 1899. The facility underwent a renovation to upgrade the playground equipment to current safety standards in 2005, and is currently undergoing additional renovations.

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Smith Memorial

As part of the upgrades, Hunt Engineering prepared a stormwater management plan for the site. The stormwater management strategy includes structural and non-structural BMPs, including an underground infiltration area, vegetated swales, and a rain garden. The design not only infiltrates stormwater runoff from the new playground, it also redirects runoff across a greater area to reduce the effects of erosion that has plagued one of the Park’s ravines for decades.

Location

County: Philadelphia
Watershed: Schuylkill River

Partners

Hillier Architecture
Hunt Engineering Company
North Star Advisors
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse 

Cost

Total cost: $1,000,000 from the Smith Trust and private donations to the Playground’s capital campaign

Contact

Jim Brzostowicz, PE
Hunt Engineering Company
PO Box 537
22 E. King Street
Malvern, PA 19355
610-644-4600 x212
jab@huntengineering.com

Site Plan

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