GORGAS PARK   Philadelphia, PA
       
     
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GORGAS PARK   Philadelphia, PA
       
     
GORGAS PARK Philadelphia, PA

Funded by a Stormwater Management Improvement Grant (SMIP), the Friends of Gorgas Park commissioned SALT DESIGN STUDIO to complete a Feasibility Study exploring stormwater management at Gorgas Park and Roxborough High School. In an effort to alleviate stormwater runoff issues and improve the function of the park for residents, a series of stormwater management practices (SMP) were recommended to alleviate drainage issues in different areas of the park.
 
SALT’S team created a master plan that breaks the site down into smaller drainage areas, allowing each SMP to capture water where it is generated. Proposed SMP’s include a meadow, infiltration berm, bioswales and a boulder wall for slope stabilization.

In 2016, the City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Deptreceived a $400,000 grant from DCNR to implement the stormwater and site improvements identified in SALT's master plan.

 

Collaborators: Meliora Design

 

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GORGAS_FINAL MP TECHNICAL PLAN_2.jpg
       
     
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GORGAS_STM_CONCEPTS_MASTER PLAN_RENDERING_COMBINED.jpg
       
     
INFILL BERM PERSPECTIVE_3.jpg