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Manzanita Park

This 39-acre public park serves the surrounding neighborhood while providing lighted soccer fields to meet the community’s recreational needs. The park also provides regional stormwater retention and local channelization. A 98-space parking lot was also built utilizing pervious concrete and asphalt. Hunter Contracting Co. (Hunter) provided constructability reviews, cost estimating models at each design phase, GMP, VE, and alternative systems analysis.  Hunter proposed a cast-in-place concrete arch structure (Con-ArchTM) to be incorporated in the design to provide pedestrian access over a local drainage channel instead of a box culvert—adding aesthetic value to the project while saving the City approximately $20,000. Used a modular restroom building (an alternative solution recommended by the Hunter team instead of a traditional building) that took five weeks off the schedule.

City of Phoenix
December 2011
Delivery Method:
Design Engineer:
  • 1-inch water service
  • Wood ramada (20- by 20-foot)
  • 2 Information signs
  • 1 Major pedestrian bridge (up to 20 feet)
  • Ramadas (20- by 30-foot)
  • 2 Sets of raised bird nests with carvings
  • 3-strand cattle fencing
  • 4-inch peeled pine rafters in ramadas
  • 4 Wood pedestrian bridges (up to 10 feet)
  • 5 Pipe crossings
  • 8-inch gate valve blocking, adjustment and mainline
  • 9 Trash receptacles
  • 10 Mesquite benches
  • 20 Interpretive signs
  • 25 Boulders of various sizes
  • ADA concrete pads
  • Aggregate base course (10-inch on entry road)
  • Clearing and grubbing
  • Concrete driveway at roadway
  • Entry monument
  • Entry gate
  • Import borrow
  • Irrigation installation
  • Mural
  • Native landscape planting
  • North canal clean-out and relocate rock piles
  • Parking lot lighting
  • Restrooms
  • Riprap
  • Rock wall at overlook
  • Septic system installation
  • Site history
  • Stabilized decomposed granite for trail, overlook, sandbar,
    and open space
  • Survey
  • Tie-in and connect to existing waterline
  • Traffic control
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