Elm Ridge Park - Schererville, IN
Elm Ridge Park is located south of Route 30 along St. John Road in Schererville, IN. When the Schererville Parks Department wanted to make improvements to some of their parks using CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funding they came to NIES.
NIES was able to work with the Park's Department through the design process in selecting equipment that was not only aesthetically pleasing but also ADA compliant. A poured-in-place aliphatic-urethane binder was specified to provide a highly durable and safe playground surface that was both water permeable and carried a performance guarantee of 10 years. Finally site design was carefully analyzed to ensure that drainage and runoff would not adversely affect the surrounding stormwater infrastructure. Upon completion of the design NIES assisted with bidding and award of the contract and the overseeing of construction, ensuring that the project was completed to the town's specifications and within the allotted federal and town funding.
Residents can now enjoy a beautiful playground with ADA compliant sidewalks, parking and equipment. The Town will spend considerably less money each year maintaining the old wood chip surface and enjoy a low maintenance park site for years to come.
- Funded with Grant Money
- ADA Compliant
- Reduced Maintenance Costs