PARKS AND RECREATION

CFS provides planning and design services to restore and develop open spaces including parks, trails and trailheads, recreation facilities, wetlands, and environmentally sensitive areas. We help communities prepare master planning documents to move forward with a renewed vision for implementing improved park services, outdoor programming, and new facilities. As a recognized expert in park and athletic field design, CFS works with stakeholders, coaches and groundskeepers to design modern fields, courts, shelters, play areas, signage, furnishings, and equipment.  

PROJECTS

T.B. Hanna Station Park | Raymore, Missouri

CFS worked with the City of Raymore to master plan their newest park located in the original town and home to the Original Town Farmer’s Market, the Depot shelter facility, the Raymore Honor Brick program and many community events. The park opened in May of 2020 and includes the first all-inclusive sprayground in the State of Missouri. The project also includes an all-inclusive playground, prefab restroom / concession / pump house, ice rink, renovated historic post office, and trail system. 

“Our relationship with CFS Engineers has been excellent. They are professional, courteous and client minded at all times. We could not be happier with our experience.”

 

-Nathan Musteen

Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Raymore, MO

Big Bull Creek Park | Johnson County, Kansas

CFS Engineers was teamed with RDG Planning and Design and Applied Ecological Services to complete the Big Bull Creek Park Master Plan with a comprehensive vision and implementation strategy for the park. The park opened in 2018 and offers recreation amenities that are unmatched in the Kansas City Metropolitan area including new equestrian trails, nature playgrounds, glamping and many new amenities at the new Big Bull Creek Park. CFS provided survey, geotechnical and civil engineering services for the master planning process, Sunflower Entry Park - Phase I, and Group Campground - Phase I. As a part of this project CFS provided the geotechnical exploration providing a report with recommendations and information for design and construction.

Erfurt Park | Shawnee, Kansas

Erfurt Park is a recreational complex which includes soccer fields, walking trails and a pond located at 71st Street & Gleason Road on the west side of Shawnee, Kansas. The 20 acre park incorporated European style gardens to emulate the gardens of the City of Erfurt, Germany (Shawnee’s sister-city). The facility included picnic shelters and restrooms with water and indoor plumbing. Playground areas and scenic garden vistas abound in the park, along with environmentally sensitive Best Management Practices (BMP) features for treating stormwater pollutants from the proposed parking areas. The pond serves dual purposes as a scenic water feature along with providing regional stormwater detention for the park and contributing watersheds. The stormwater drainage system included a recreational pond providing both flood control and BMP water quality treatment. 

Lake Shore Park | Kimberling City, Missouri

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan completed by CFS in 2019 identified the first City owned park -  Lakeshore Park. Based on the concept developed during the master planning process, CFS worked with the City to craft construction documents for this important neighborhood park nestled within walking distance of many houses and apartments. The site was originally considered for residential development, but its steep slope and creek behind left the property undeveloped. The park opened in 2020 and includes a Kaboom grant funded play structure, off street parking, and speed deterrent improvements along Lakeshore Drive. A large modular block wall was constructed to provide ADA access, as well as save the few large shade trees on the property. 

Kansas City Community College Baseball Stadium and Track | Kansas City, Kansas

CFS has designed numerous projects for the KCKCC and continues to have a great relationship with the Faculty and Staff. For the Athletic Department, CFS completed athletic field design for their reconstructed baseball field, track, soccer field and tennis courts. CFS responsibilities included survey, geotechnical, site layout, design, and value engineering. The project included green solutions for the increase in impermeable area by use of native vegetative swales and underground storage beneath the artificial turf areas.  A broken back track was utilized to provide a regulation size soccer field within the track. The parking lot was analysed for different rehabilitation practices and a combination of full depth replacement and mill and overlay was utilized in the final design.