CPWG Designed the Entrance Road and Hiking Trails
- Roadways Designed to Allow Optimal Access to the Park
- Roadways and Trails Blend with the Natural Character of the Area
CPWG Phase 1 Roadway/Trail Improvements
- 4,400 Linear Feet Long Entrance Driveway
- 3 Mile Long 12-Foot Wide Trail System
- Drainage Improvements
CPWG Designed Phase 2 Athletic Improvements
- 3 Acre Active Recreation Area
- Six Pickle Ball Courts
- Basketball Court
CPWG Designed Phase 2 Amenity Improvements
- Waterless Restroom Facilities
- Picnic Facilities
Lake County, FL
CPWG was contracted to design an improved park and implement the development of the PEAR Park Gateway. The Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Gateway is the front 50 acres of the park and represents the active use area.
The improvements covered approximately 4,400 linear feet of entrance driveway and a 12-foot-wide trail system. The road was placed to allow optimal access to the park and allow visitors easy access while still maintaining the natural character of the area. The main entrance road connects directly to US Highway 27, and this connection required coordination and permitting with the Florida Department of Transportation for an access permit and a drainage permit.
Later phases of PEAR park included the development of basketball court, six pickleball courts, two tennis courts, two large picnic pavilions with grills, playground, waterless restrooms, canoe and kayak launch areas, geo-caches, “life trail” exercise stations, and a trailhead to the park’s hiking and nature trails. The Pear park gateway also features a large dog park with five different areas for dogs of various ages, sizes, and abilities.