ES&S provided design services for a 4000-LF, five-foot wide recreational trail that will connect two established park facilities in Holts Summit. To the east is Hibernia Station Park, an ADA-compliant playground and trail loop, which is unique to southern Callaway County, drawing access-challenged users from around the region. The connecting trail’s western terminus is Greenway Park, a 50-acre facility with recreational fields, picnic area, and a lake surrounded by a nature trail.
The trail is a combination of concrete and compacted-aggregate surface. Facility design integrated with existing park features as well as the proposed trail outlined as a future segment in the City’s trail master plan. Accessibility issues were important for both the nearby North Elementary School, as well as serving the region as a connection to both ADA-compliant parks in Holts Summit. Other design features included fitness stations along the trail, as well as coordination with City partners such as the Jefferson City Public Schools (easement donation), YMCA (donation of fitness equipment) and the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association (donation of labor and materials during construction). ES&S also provided construction-phase and materials testing services.
The project was jointly funded by a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Holts Summit Transportation Development District.