Gewalt Hamilton Associates (GHA) assisted the Park District of Highland Park with consolidation of their existing Park Operations and Golf Operations facilities into a new 24,000-square-foot facility.

The new POGO (Park Operations/Golf Operations) facility is located at the site of a former municipal waste incinerator. A portion of the improvements are constructed over the landfill. Grading improvements were designed to minimize the cost of soil export.

The improvements are located adjacent to regulatory wetlands and floodplain. Accordingly, the project was designed for wetland avoidance and to minimize compensatory storage required by fill in the floodplain. Stormwater detention for the project was constructed on the adjacent Sunset Valley Golf Course, in conformance with the requirements of the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance.