CPWG Engineering assisted Hernando County with the development of the Peck Sink stormwater park project.
CPWG Project Objectives Included
- Storm Water Quality Mitigation
- Volume Management
- Development of Public Park
- Restoration of Native Plant Communities.
The CPWG Plan Provided
- Safe Access
- Shaded Picnic Areas
- Restroom Facilities
Best Management Practices Included
- Second Generation Baffle Boxes
- Wet Ponds
- Exfiltration Systems
Peck Sink Stormwater Park Project
Hernando County, FL
CPWG assisted Hernando County provided professional engineering, data collection, planning, design, and permitting for the Peck Sink stormwater park project. Peck Sink is an 111-acre preserve area with a passive recreation area owned by the County. The area receives mostly untreated storm water runoff from about 7963 acres of urban and rural land uses in a closed drainage basin.
Project objectives included stormwater quality mitigation and volume management from both basin-wide and site-specific perspectives, development of a small public park site for mostly passive recreation, and restoration of native plant communities.
CPWG services included plans with complete grading plans, inflow and outflow control, structure locations and inverts, details, specifications, the right of way acquisition, costs estimates, erosion control plans, and a maintenance schedule. The best design in the world is useless without scheduling routine maintenance. Concurrent with the completion of these plans, all required permits were obtained.
The concept plan provided safe access to the sink via both raised and ground-level boardwalks. Overlooks and shaded picnic areas to enhance the recreational and educational value of the facility were added. The cleared open space provided areas for parking and restroom facilities without impacting mature vegetation. The eastern portion of the cleared allowed for Florida-friendly plant demonstration and educational areas, potentially a playground and a stormwater facility.
Water quality improvement projects were selected throughout the watershed. The team deemed it simpler to remove pollutants closer to the source where the flows are lower. Best Management Practices such as second generation baffle boxes, wet ponds, exfiltration systems, and swales were explored within the Peck Sink Watershed.