West Park – Wilmette, Illinois

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Construction was recently completed on a Village owned 5.5 million-gallon tank that collects sewer water during heavy storms which historically triggered sewerage backups into homes on the west side of Wilmette. The Village of Wilmette and the Wilmette Park District formed an intergovernmental agreement so that the Village could construct the storage tank within the Park District property below the existing play fields while the Park District realized restoration improvements were necessary to meet their constituents needs for more sport fields.

The Park District replaced the existing natural turf field and pony league baseball field with a new multi-use synthetic turf field, including a pony baseball field.

Gewalt Hamilton Associates provided site restoration design needs for the Park District including topographic survey, field and dugout layout, existing utility coordination with tank design team, site engineering design and permitting, and construction staking and observation for the project.

Key design items:

Stormwater detention was placed within the stone void storage below the synthetic turf field. Mondo synthetic turf using eco-fill and a shock pad was the selected synthetic turf. A┬áreversible pitcher’s mound by Big Brown Mound was also installed.