Forest Park Forever
Engineering Design Source, Inc.
Sequoia Engineering & Environmental
2 Reconstructed Historic Bridges
3 Hidden Constructed Weirs
4 Designed Water Touch-points
This dramatic restoration project will improve the riparian corridor to remove invasive species and result in an approachable shoreline. The stream will receive riffle additions utilizing native stone, hand-selected to achieve desired falls and water movements. Areas of access at the edge of the waterway will allow for interaction with the flowing water in a hands-on manner and will feature areas “paved” with flat, local stone.
Informal use areas mingle with native tree reforestation and riparian planting areas allowing the visitor a naturalized interaction point with the enhanced environment. Some areas will feature seating elements constructed of stone forms and will relate with plantings and grasses to highlight Missouri’s native landscape communities.
Liberal Arts Bridge itself will be replaced in the spirit of historic bridges throughout the park complete with paths, sidewalks, and donor signage. [dtls] provided concept integration and donor signage graphics, representations and renderings for the bridge design and signage. The new sidewalks will connect to the park-wide systems of pathways and bicycle routes via an enhanced crosswalk with signage and pavement markings.
[dtls] and collaborators worked closely with the Board of Public Service, Forest Park Forever and City Forestry. Reference to the Forest Park Master Plan and other standards influenced and guided the development and improvement plans.