Prairie Creek Recreation Area Dam and Site Improvements

Prairie Creek Recreation Area Dam and Site Improvements


WHKS provided engineering services for improvements to the Prairie Creek Recreation Area. The preliminary plan development phase included the preparation of a conceptual plan which included a paved access road, parking lot, shelter house and restrooms, recreational pond, biocell/sediment basin, water main extension, sanitary lift station and force main.

WHKS prepared a grading plan to direct and convey storm water runoff via overland flow. A hydrologic model was developed and a storm water management pond was designed without a berm, keeping the design status as a pond and not as a dam. The project included the design of a biocell/BMP for water quality treatment upstream of recreational pond.

The civil design plans included design of an access roadway profile to allow for vehicle and future RV access, a site plan for the parking area and shelter house, and the evaluation of the pedestrian routes between the amenities. WHKS also evaluated and designed a sanitary sewer grinder pump lift station and associated force main to serve the planned park shelter and restrooms to serve a future development.


  • Topographic survey
  • Base mapping
  • Easements
  • Right-of-way research
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Site and utility design
  • Construction administration