Port Of Los Angeles Receives Three Design, Engineering Awards For Wilmington Waterfront Park

The (APWA). The Port, along with consultant team Sasaki Associates, Inc., also received the 2011 Best Project Award in the Landscaping/Urban Planning category by Engineering News-Record (ENR) California Magazine.

In addition, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has announced it will honor the Port of Los Angeles and Sasaki Associates, Inc. with the 2012 Merit Award in Engineering Excellence.

“These three prestigious awards from such highly respected organizations is a testament to the effort by both the Port and Sasaki Associates to design a world-class urban park,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the many Wilmington residents who led the effort to build a park the community would cherish for generations. Together, we have succeeded.”

Wilmington Waterfront Park is designed to serve as a buffer between Port operations and adjacent residences. The park’s 16-foot high slope along the south border serves as a noise barrier and offers elevated views of the Port from a new El Paseo Promenade.

The park is a 30-acre landscaped area with gentle slopes, lawns (grass and artificial), trees, bike paths, walkways, benches, water features, pedestrian bridges, restrooms, elevated observation points, a public events plaza, children’s playground, barbeques and a picnic grove.

Construction of the park began in 2009 and was completed in June 2011 at a total cost of $55 million.

In addition, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has announced it will honor the Port of Los Angeles and Sasaki Associates, Inc. with the 2012 Merit Award in Engineering Excellence.

“These three prestigious awards from such highly respected organizations is a testament to the effort by both the Port and Sasaki Associates to design a world-class urban park,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the many Wilmington residents who led the effort to build a park the community would cherish for generations. Together, we have succeeded.”

Wilmington Waterfront Park is designed to serve as a buffer between Port operations and adjacent residences. The park’s 16-foot high slope along the south border serves as a noise barrier and offers elevated views of the Port from a new El Paseo Promenade.

The park is a 30-acre landscaped area with gentle slopes, lawns (grass and artificial), trees, bike paths, walkways, benches, water features, pedestrian bridges, restrooms, elevated observation points, a public events plaza, children’s playground, barbeques and a picnic grove.

Construction of the park began in 2009 and was completed in June 2011 at a total cost of $55 million.

Source: Port of Los Angeles

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