Oak Hall Park Site Design
Centre Region Parks & Recreation, Centre County, PA
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering provided the land development for the creation of a master plan for Oak Hall Park, a new regional park in State College. Park facilities include four diamond fields, a restroom and concession building, a perimeter walking trail, parking areas, plantings, and benches. A future phase will include a playground, shelters, and dog park.
Stahl Sheaffer’s specific roles included analysis of stormwater, sanitary service, grading, traffic impacts for the proposed improvements to the site, as well as all zoning and municipal approvals. The project is situated at an elevation several hundred feet above the wooded surrounding area, and therefore required a unique approach for stormwater management, including the incorporation of rain gardens and landscaped drainage swales. All stormwater and drainage features are functioning well after several years of park use.