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Peck Farm Park Permeable Plaza, a WRD Environmental project
 

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Peck Farm Park Permeable Plazas, Geneva, IL

Client Profile

The Geneva Park District is home to a 385-acre natural retreat -- the Park Farm Interpretive Center. The historic Peck home was converted into a history center and is a gathering space for thousands of people who visit its sensory garden, natural areas and butterfly garden, and attend camps.


Goals

  • Design a network of permeable patios and walkways that serve as a hub, connecting the historic character of the original Peck Home with the many outdoor amenities beyond
  • Create a paving system that cleanses and infiltrates rainwater, thus protecting the natural areas and 19-acre wetland downstream of Peck Farm Park
  • Reduce ongoing soil erosion issues that are due to direct runoff from buildings and hardscapes

Sample Results

  • Replaced 13,000 square feet of impermeable surfaces with a permeable paver system
  • Installed rain gardens and infiltration trenches along multiple buildings
  • Eliminated direct runoff from impermeable surfaces into adjacent prairie landscapes

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Patio made of permeable paving at Peck Farm Park
 



Patio made of permeable paving at Peck Farm Park