Park becomes one with nature
Throughout its rich history, Crossland ConstructionCrossland Construction has worked with partners from all corners of the industry.
Architects. Designers. Painters. Masons. Plumbers.
Building things is a team game, and it takes everyone to make a project successful.
Including, sometimes, beavers.
Not a typo.
When Crossland took on the Osage Park project in Bentonville, Arkansas, we did so knowing we were entering a wetland area created by some of nature’s most prolific builders, the area’s native beavers.
Osage Park is an urban park full of natural experiences and recreational adventures, including fishing, archery, canoeing, biking and more.
The park’s 12-acre wetland ecosystem is accessible in part by a wetlands boardwalk trail Crossland built using 1,300 helical piles, which are steel installations embedded deep underground to disperse the weight above. This type of process is often used in building bridges and boardwalks. Helical piers were also used in the construction of eight fishing piers at the park.
Other park amenities include a bocce ball court, dog park, four pickleball courts, custom ping pong table, and a pavilion for live music and various events. Crossland also built seven spaces meant to support food trucks.
On the landscaping front, Crossland planted more than 48,000 plugs across 83 acres, all of which are native species to the wetland area. We also planted more than 940 trees.
All projects have particular challenges. It’s just part of doing business. But building a park in a wetlands that is home to a variety of plants and animals can be particularly tricky. Crossland installed numerous pumps that ran 24/7 to get the water to a working level.
Industry Sector: Community
Delivery Method: Construction Management
Owner: Bentonville/Bella Vista Trailblazers Assoc., Inc., dba NWA Trailblazers
Architect: Ecological Design Group, Inc.
ABC of Arkansas Excellence in Construction
They had great respect for the months of design work that had been done prior to starting the project and they understood the vision of the place we all were trying to create.
AIA Associate Architect
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