Paloma Community Park, Phase 1
Award of Merit
OWNER: City of Peoria
LEAD DESIGN FIRM: EPG Design
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Hunter/Valley Rain Design-Build Team
CIVIL ENGINEER: Kimley-Horn
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Caruso Turley Scott Inc.
MEP ENGINEER: Holly Street Studio Architects
IRRIGATION SUPPLY/LAKE ENGINEER: Aqua Engineering Inc.
IRRIGATION DESIGNER: Harvey Irrigation Design
This facility for a growing city west of Phoenix includes a 3.5-acre fishing and irrigation lake, 21 acres of sports turf and other recreational features. Completed in October 2020, the park is in the New River Dam Flood Impoundment Area, which required it to meet federal and county flood standards. Moreover, the terrain includes shallow rock and caliche, which increased the scope and cost of excavation. The project spanned two years from bidding to completion, creating challenges due to economic fluctuations and the availability of subcontractors and labor. Teamwork, contingency management and careful budgeting resulted in a cost-savings to the owner and an on-time completion.