Waterbury PAL Urban Park
The Waterbury Police Athletic League raised funds to transform a blighted and contaminated former industrial area into a park, with a vision to enhance their ability to provide suitable facilities for children to participate in the PAL athletic programs. In addition to the immeasurable benefit to the local youth, the project addressed the City’s need to revitalize a brownfield area and to remediate exiting groundwater contamination.
Civil1 contributed to this vital program by providing pro-bono site design services to assure that this positive youth program could continue to improve and to help PAL utilize land in Waterbury that had all but been abandoned. Civil 1 introduced the innovative use of post tensioned concrete for the construction of the basketball courts. This surface outlasts traditional asphalt by a significant margin and will provide an extended service life, reducing the need for costly future repairs.