Engineering and Landscape Architectural Design Services for Skatepark

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Grindline Skateparks, Inc. & Reading Area Skatepark Association

Reading, Pennsylvania

SSM worked with Grindline Skateparks, Inc. of Seattle Washington and the Reading Area Skatepark Association for the planning and design including landscape architectural and engineering services, of a new 22,000-square-foot concrete skatepark to be constructed on a 1.8-acre vacant lot located on Canal Street in the City of Reading.  The property once contained residential homes prior to hurricane Agnes flooding the area in the summer of 1972.  The project involved preliminary and final land development plans showing a parking area located off of Canal Street, a variety of bowls, ramps and multiple skating surfaces to be constructed of concrete.  The project also included engineering services for stormwater management design, NPDES permitting and erosion control plans, electrical lighting design, and geotechnical engineering to accurately determine the contents of the existing fill material on site.  Development and permit approvals were required from The City of Reading, PADEP and the Berks County Conservation District.