Davenport Brothers Construction

2020 Excellence In Construction Award

Van Buren Charter TownshipQuirk Park Splash Pad and Playground

Van Buren Charter Township

Quirk Park Splash Pad and Playground

The Quirk Park Splash Pad and Playground construction project was recently submitted for the 2020 Excellence In Construction Award. Here are some of the details on this wonderful project.

The final design for this project included the construction of a Splash Pad, removal of old play equipment, installation of new play equipment, a new pavilion, additional seating options, redesigned ADA compliant pathways, improved parking, new changing rooms, a memorial garden and a number of infrastructure improvements to meet and exceed utility demands. All of this was scheduled to be completed while keeping the existing four (4) soccer fields open and in good playing condition. Not an easy task with such a massive construction project taking place just feet away.

Bid protocol was followed and Davenport Brothers Construction was awarded the job. It should be noted that due to the dedication of those involved with the implementation of this project – construction from start to finish, took only 70 working days. The Quirk Park Splash Pad is Wayne County’s largest splash park, with a total footprint of 6,359 SF and includes a dump
bucket and 19 different spray features with a variety of PSI levels to easily accommodate zones for toddlers to teens. Designed with safety and accessibility in mind, the Quirk Park Splash Pad has a slip-resistant brushed concrete surface and no areas of standing water, reducing the risk of any water-related injuries and eliminating the need for lifeguards. The entire footprint is fenced and encompasses a dry zone outer ring with benches, two shade sails, and picnic seating.

Quirk Park Splash Pad concept was developed by Van Buren Township’s contracted planning services provider, McKenna & Associates and their design partner, Russell Design. The Pad was constructed to provide residents and visitors with budget-friendly entertainment and engaging outdoor activity for all age groups.

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