Our firm performed detailed analysis of the 48-acre site which included large groves of over 320 Eucalyptus trees, cattle grazing land, and Little League baseball fields. Due to the park size and elevation changes, being able to patrol the site was a major concern. Security cameras, teen loitering deterrents, and lighting were strategically placed throughout the park to strengthen the policeability. With input from the community, Callander Associates prepared a Master Site Plan, Construction Phasing Plan, Park Safety Plan, and Tree Analysis Plan that addressed the constraints of the site. Callander also met with various user groups on the design concepts for the skate node and dog parks. Sustainable design practices were used throughout including: a high efficiency irrigation system to conserve water and reduce overspray from the windy site; recycled materials for signage, structures, and paving; salvaged eucalyptus trees from the site were repurposed as edging and seating for the unique hillside dog park; grassy swales were installed in parking lot medians to capture and clean stormwater runoff; and, energy-efficient LED lights were used in the pathways. With much anticipation (and a live band!), Phases 1 and 2 of the park opened this past June. Anticipated construction of Phase 3 is Summer 2017.
Over 15 years in the planning, Callander Associates is part of a dedicated team that helped to realize the only park within the City of Fairfield’s Cordelia community.
Services on this project
- Masterplanning/Public Outreach
- Conceptual Design
- Construction Documents
- Cost Estimating
- Construction Administration
- Construction Management