Best of Nevada: Golden Eagle Park
This $21 million, 450-acre complex in Sparks is the largest public works project in city history. A half million people annually will enjoy the facilities, which include 140 acres of lighted playing fields. There are six softball and two baseball fields, a stadium-sized soccer/football field, two multi-purpose fields, and volleyball and bocce ball courts. There also are two concessions stands, bleachers, walking trails, playground equipment and picnic areas. The eco-conscious project uses 1.4 million sq ft of synthetic turf, saving 42 million gallons of water over regular turf. Q&D’s value engineering efforts saved the project $700,000.
Owner: City of Sparks
Design Firm: MIG, Hershenow & Klippenstein
General Contractor: Q & D Construction
Engineers: PK Electrical; Hershenow & Klippenstein; MIG; Stantec
Subcontractors: Oakcrest Landscaping; Koffler Masonry; Tholl Fence; Merit Electric; Ira Hansen & Sons Plumbing; Harris Salinas Rebar; Fieldturf; Fleet Heating and Air