Franklin Community Park
Franklin Independent School District
1216 W Fm 1644
Franklin, TX 77856
Contact (Owner’s rep):
Jim Hanks, Hanks Engrg.
Design / Builld
Kipp Sturdivant & Mike Harris – Project Managers
Pete Fox - Superintendent
Contract Amount: $12,800,000
Estimated Completion: August 2012
Scope of Work:
This design / build project for an 83-acre site purchased by Franklin Independent School District incorporated the following recreation facilities into its master plan: 2 sod fields for football & soccer, 4 softball fields and 2 baseball fields (all with synthetic turf infields and sod outfields), batting cages, cross-country routes and walking trails, fishing pond, spray park and playgrounds, and a scout camp site. The master plan took advantage of the site’s natural terrain and wooded portions as design opportunities.
The park infrastructure includes roadways, 3 parking lots, walks, storm drains and swales (which send runoff into the pond), septic systems, lighting for sports fields and pedestrian walks, and irrigation. Native meadows and educational landscape displays are incorporated into the park. Other amenities include an overlook pavilion, baseball pavilion, education pavilion & pier, 3 concessions / restroom buildings, amphitheater and stage, entrance arches and stone walls, 4 pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, and custom-built site furniture.
Self-performed work by FIELDS crews included clearing, hiking trails, 4 custom-built pedestrian bridges with concrete abutments, 8 sports fields, scoreboards, goalposts and foul poles, masonry site walls and amphitheater, stone weir walls, stone stairways, waterfall at the pond, modular retaining walls, paver patios and concrete flatwork, outdoor classroom, dry creek beds, site-built furniture, boardwalks, the spray park, sod installation, and meadow grass seeding.
Subcontractors were coordinated by FIELDS to perform the following work at Franklin Community Park.
Site grading and pond excavation
Parking lots and drives
Concessions / restroom buildings with associated utilities
Stage structure at amphitheater
Hog fencing & cedar fencing
Athletic field fencing
Site electrical and lighting
FIELDS is proud to have been involved in all phases of design and construction for this project. Franklin Community Park will provide educational resources to the school district and it will enhance the community’s quality of life with amenities, fitness opportunities, and special events. The area’s economy will benefit from the influx of sports tournament participants and their families.