The Village of McFarland takes pride in the diversity and depth of their recreational system. A new concrete skate and BMX park was designed to replace an outdated modular. A mixture of street/transition skate elements and a traditional bowl now provide a state-of-the-art facility for “all wheels” users.
The project was intended to provide an opportunity for skaters and riders to learn, grow, and showcase their abilities. Integral colored concrete was used to define sloped areas, skate features, and other areas of transition.
Heavy steel bar and mesh reinforcement was used throughout the new facility, and careful forming was needed to ensure smooth transitions between ramps, walls, and flat zones.
Narrow sawcut joints were carefully aligned, cut, and caulked to prevent wheel catches. Turn down walls, ramps, and other vertical surfaces were placed using shotcrete.
The design mix was 4,000 psi for Shotcrete, and 4500 psi concrete for flatwork. Colors included: Standard Grey, Solomon Onyx, and Solomon Bamboo. Approximately 481 cubic yards of concrete completed this project.
Project Team Members
Owner: Village of McFarland
Concrete Supplier: Wingra Redi-Mix
Architect/Engineer: Parkitecture + Planning
Contractor: Parisi Construction