GeoCapitol was involved with the design of renovations to Stead Park, a facility including a playground, basketball courts, a multi-use playing field, picnic areas and indoor recreation facilities. The renovation would include the construction of permeable surfacing, splash pads, benches, a stage area, and a new stormwater management area.
Subsurface conditions were investigated by drilling five hand auger test borings in the proposed site re-development area. Hand augers were utilized as opposed to traditional soil boring equipment to protect the park grounds and for ease of site access. Selected soil samples obtained from the field investigation were tested for grain size distribution with hydrometer, and natural moisture contents. GeoCapitol provided recommendations regarding foundations, subdrainage, earthwork, and stormwater management by infiltration.