2017 DCC Award Winner
Battery Park, T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.
First Place: Decorative Environmental / Over 5000 SF
In anticipation of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the National Parks Conservancy decided to make improvements to Battery East by adding bicycle and pedestrian paths, stadium style seating, and accessible viewing areas.
To comply with California’s new sustainability regulations, the park needed reducing the volume of storm water runoff while achieving the durability to deal with an anticipated 7,000 visitors a day. T.B. Penick turned to a permeable paving material to accomplish this. The National Park Service has used permeable concrete in the past but never gave it this natural look with special aggregates and color.