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Marsh Park


Marsh Park
Fairfield, Ohio

The Kleingers Group is providing the master planning and civil engineering services necessary to transform a former gravel
quarry into a new city park. Specifically, Kleingers helped spearhead a program plan designed to help the city figure out
potential uses for such a unique city park and help plan amenities.

After several meetings and site visits with the city, The Kleingers Group helped craft a vision for the park that incorporates
cutting edge sustainable design technology with unique park attractions that cater toward both active and passive recreation
users. Sustainable design elements include: LEED certified buildings, which incorporate green roofs; rain-water harvesting, a
solar field, and parking lots that include raingardens and bioswales. The project also includes a major ecological restoration of
a large portion of the site in an effort to attract diverse wildlife.

The sites unique character as a past gravel quarry allowed for unique programming. Already, the park boasted a natural
spring-fed lake with 4,000 feet of accessible shoreline. Additionally, The Kleingers Group provided grading plans to distribute
the 35,000 cubic yards of sand left by the former gravel operation, some of which contributed to the various recreational
elements. The park is expected to include an activity beach, water access for non-motorized water activities, a bike/
pedestrian path with fitness stations, outdoor activity pursuit stations, and a dog park. Passive recreational elements include
campgrounds, multiple park overlook stations, a performance amphitheater, as well as picnic areas and shelters for users to