Designing the Long-Awaited Bob Edwards Park in Prescott Valley

Bob Edwards Park

Bob Edwards Park under construction. Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/PrescottValley

Civiltec completed design for Bob Edwards Park in Prescott Valley on the southwest corner of Long Look Drive and Viewpoint Drive, which will open in December 2016. Civiltec is also providing three-quarters-time Construction Management and Observation for the Park during construction on behalf of the Town.

The Town of Prescott Valley has had this project on hold for many years, due to funding issues following the widespread Great Recession. It was formerly called the Downtown PV Park, but was renamed as a memorial to beloved Prescott Valley Councilman Bob Edwards, who passed away in 2008.

The project is providing the Town of Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation with another public park for their community, as well as a field for local soccer clubs to use for practices, games and tournaments that occur a few times a year. Neighbors in the area are constantly around the site, as they eagerly anticipate the opening of the park and its amenities!

Civiltec’s task was to design a park within a 9.4-acre parcel of land that is the detention basin for a large drainage area to the south. Bob Edwards Park includes a 330′ x 220′ soccer/football field, half-mile concrete walking path around the park, playground, Ramada, and parking lot. Prescott Valley made several changes from the original plans in order to improve on earlier decisions, such as widening the walking paths and changing the playground location and amenities.

David Prinzhorn is the Project Engineer and Raymond Buettner is the Designer/Construction Observer on this project. Civiltec’s first milestone was to provide 100% design plans, specification and engineer’s cost to meet a Notice to Proceed for Construction by August 1st, 2016. Civiltec designed the project within an eight-week schedule provided by the Town.

The Bob Edwards Park design incorporates previous stormwater basin capabilities, which reduced potential stormwater damage downstream in severe weather events. Construction should be completed by November 12, barring any unforeseen weather delays. The entire park will be seeded for grass and open to the public in December 2016.

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