Recreational Ball Fields, Autauga County, Alabama
As part of a collaboration with the Central Alabama Electrical Cooperative, and Sain Associates, Kelly Landscape Architects produced both Masterplanning and Phase I construction documents for this 60-acre public recreational facility. The masterplan includes the planning for baseball and soccer fields, a network of trails and associated parking. The masterplan also included locating a future YMCA on the property.
Homewood Patriot Park
This 13-acre site is centered in the West Homewood residential neighborhood on the site of a former par-three golf course that has always been a popular place for outdoor activities such as “We Love Homewood Day”, picnics and pick-up games of all kinds.
When programming the future park plan, the most asked for park amenities were a perimeter walking circuit, the main lawn, site lighting for extended use, restrooms, pavilions, playground, and an irrigation system for maintaining the landscape.
The plan incorporated all of the program elements as well as much more including an entrance plaza for future flag placement as well as a connector walk to the city senior center and a bio-swale for natural on-site treatment of stormwater. The Phase I site improvements to include the above amenities were completed in December of 2012.
Selma Historic Riverfront Park Masterplan
Located on the banks of the Alabama River adjacent to the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Selma Riverfront Park provides recreational opportunities in the downtown of this historic city. Features include an amphitheater, riverfront walk, playground, boating access and an interactive fountain.
Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover, Alabama
Located in Hoover, AL, KLA was retained by the City of Hoover to first document this unique natural land feature then develop a three-phased trail system that would allow the city to utilize national conservation corps groups to build out the plan. The master planned trails were to use all best management practices with the design so as to reduce the increasing erosion problems at the regional destination park.
CORDOVA CITY PARK, CORDOVA, ALABAMA
Located on the 17-acre site of the historic Indian Head Cotton Mills, the Cordova City Park will provide recreational opportunities in downtown Cordova, Alabama. The proposed park will provide a community green with rental pavilions and a bandstand created from the historic mill’s loading docks. The Park will also have an amphitheater, interactive fountain/splash pad, a multi-use court, dog park and walking paths with fitness stations. The Park will connect with downtown through a tunnel under the historic spur rail line adjacent to the park.
WALKER COUNTY LAKE PARK MASTERPLAN
Plan to update the facilities at the existing Walker County Fishing Lake. The plan upgrades the current facilities to add access and amenities with the goal of creating a regional park for Walker County. The plan provides for an upgraded office/concession area with an improved boat ramp, walking and biking trails, a competitive archery course, community center and conference facility.