The City of South Bend, Indiana has invested over $18 million to upgrade their parks to improve the lives of their residents. This massive endeavor, known as “My SB Parks & Trails”, includes over 30 parks, trails, and public recreation sites that will be upgraded to better suit the needs of park visitors.
The budget for “My SB Parks & Trails” was maximized by outside grants and partnerships that provided $12 million in funding, allowing the City of South Bend Venues, Parks, and Arts department to invest in the future of their parks. Pulaski Park is one of the many parks included in this large renovation, and Romtec was brought in to help.
The Pulaski Park Improvements project was brought to Romtec by the Troyer Group, an Engineering firm with offices in Michigan and Indiana. Romtec’s task was to produce a restroom building for Pulaski Park, which we were able to supply to Larson –Danielson Construction for installation on site.
The Romtec supplied restroom features two unisex bathrooms, compliant with the American Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. Providing ADA compliant restrooms allows greater access to the parks for visitors of all abilities. The two unisex restrooms are on the face of the building, with a mechanical room at the back for storage and easy access to piping for maintenance.
The building is composed of split face block in gray with mesh, wire weave gable vents set in the block above the entrance to each restroom. The roofing is Charcoal Gray Horizon S Roofing from Fabral, providing a sturdy roof that is easy to install and maintain. A roof extension on the face of the building provides shelter from sun or rain when entering or exiting the restrooms.
Inside each restroom are stainless steel, wall mount fixtures that are hardy and suitable for high-use environments. The strength of these stainless steel fixtures ensures that the restrooms will be resistant to vandalism and reduce necessary maintenance and/or repairs.
In addition to the Romtec supplied restroom, Pulaski Park also underwent numerous upgrades including a new paved parking lot, a comfort station, ADA accessible paths, a splash feature, an irrigated soccer field, landscaping and trees, and new signage.
Pulaski Park has undergone massive changes and upgrades. This fully renovated park is just one of the numerous projects in “My SB Parks & Trails” and is sure to be enjoyed by guests and families. The City of South Bend will have most of the projects in “My SB Parks & Trails” completed by the end of 2020, with all projects being completed within 5 years for visitors to enjoy.
The City of South Bend has made an incredible investment and contribution to their community, and their dedication to their city is admirable. The Troyer Group and Larson-Danielson Construction Co. have contributed their hard work to bring this project along, and Romtec has enjoyed the opportunity to work with them to enhance Pulaski Park.