A 9,000 SF building and pavilion structure for the City of Clermont’s Waterfront Park on Lake Minneola. Project includes a preengineered pavilion, equipped with state-ofthe-art audio & visual equipment, a performance stage, restroom facilities, and covered seating for approximately 400 people. The attached structure, a community meeting room of approximately 4,000 SF includes multi-purpose and divisible meeting spaces, as well as restroom and storage areas. The meeting room area also serves as the staging or ‘green room’ area for performances on-stage. This project was completed spring of 2011.
The project called for renovating the existing playground at the Palatlakaha Recreation Area. Renovation included demolition of the existing wood playground equipment, grading the play area, constructing new playground equipment (non-wood) and ADA accessible and constructing new ADA parking spaces and sidewalks to the playground area.
BESH was selected to provide surveying, engineering design and project management services for the Wooton Park Marina & Multi-Modal Downtown Redevelopment Project. The project includes the following major components: children’s splash playground, 84 slip marina, boat and seaplane mooring and fueling facilities, ship’s store for fuel and marine supply sales, railroad passenger platform, major electrical redesign to accommodate large festivals, water system improvements, new boat/seaplane launching ramp and boat trailer parking. The second Phase consisting of a 2-story 8,500 square foot pavilion accessed by a 40 foot wide by 150 feet long concrete pier is currently under design. BESH is providing design, project management and oversight, bidding assistance, lobbying oversight, and construction oversight of the entire project.
BESH was selected to provide surveying, engineering design and construction management services to the City of Tavares for a splash playground. The Tavares splash park is a part of the larger Wooton Park project, also designed by BESH during the City of Tavares downtown redevelopment. The splash park consists of a 50′ diameter pad, coated with a non-slip Tuff-Coat, multi-colored concrete coating, providing both a non-slip surface and character to the park. The splash park features were custom designed, in partnership with the equipment manufacturer, Rain-Drop Products, to thematically match the City’s vision. The centerpiece of the splash park is a seaplane, complete with propellers which spin with water, misting valves on the pontoons and a rain curtain off the back side of the wings. The treatment equipment was state-of-the-art, and includes Ultraviolet disinfection of the recirculating water. All equipment is housed in a custom designed and constructed gazebo to thematically match other structures in the park. The Tavares splash park was the recipient of the 2011 Dream Designs Award from Aquatics International!
BESH’s scope of services for this project was construction management of the Donnelly Park Project Phase I and Phase II. BESH was responsible for attending pre-construction meetings, review and approval of shop drawings, project inspection services, review and approval of pay requests, process change orders, provide project closeout services to include obtaining and providing to the city, all guarantees and warranties from the contractors relating to the construction of the project. BESH worked with HHI Design on this City of Mount Dora Project.
BESH has had the privilege to provide continuing engineering services to the Lake County Water Authority for 20 years and to design Lake County’s most iconic park over 4 phases. The Hickory Point recreation complex consists of a 2-story, 7,000 square foot screened pavilion, many gazebos and picnic tables, fixed pier and floating docks, children’s playground, 12 boat ramps, 6 of which are deep draft for larger boats and sail boats, 3 premier soccer fields and concession building with garage storage. Many events are held here throughout the year from bass tournaments, soccer tournaments, Ibini Tera, private parties, and renaissance fairs.
West Park was an existing Clermont Park with one softball field and a run down baseball field. With the need growing for little league fields, the City decided to completely renovate this park and construct two official little league baseball fields with under drain system to quickly dry the fields after rain events, a practice field, paved and grassed parking, batting cages, new musco lighting system, and a concession stand with bathrooms and equipment storage. BESH was hired to design, permit and oversee construction of this park with the added pressure of having grass down in early fall to have the fields ready to play in the spring. This project was completed on time, within budget and kids enjoyed playing ball in the Spring of 2011.