Dixon Street Park
Dixon Street Park is a new, public recreational park facility for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia. LPDA led a multi-disciplinary team to prepare the master plan and construction documents for Phase I development of this highly anticipated community athletic park. Primary program items included the development of active recreation playing fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey.
The project site was constrained by wetlands, drainage ways and poor soils. However, its location, gentle grades and open areas made it a perfect choice for a major community park.
The master plan outlined costs and phases for athletic fields, community center/aquatic center, maintenance center and amenities. Phase I construction included Bermuda grass fields for 9 soccer fields and adjacent practice areas, comfort station, concessions, maintenance building, entrance roads, parking, trails, lighting, signage and landscape. The soccer fields are irrigated, drained and lighted. The aquatics complex was built in phase II.
The park is located adjacent to the Mayfield neighborhood and provides direct connections to the residential area. Additionally, the park is close to the Rappahannock River and a trail systems is provided from the park to the river edge. The river trail system will ultimately connect to Downtown Fredericksburg. Construction was completed in 2005.
- Fredericksburg, VA
- City of Fredericksburg
- Master Planning, Survey, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture
- 50 Acres