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St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department


Project Management

Planning and Site Design

Landscape Architectural Design

Plan and Sketch Illustrations

Construction Documentation

Construction Period Services

Planning Design Studio came aboard in the third phase of this project transforming a 500-acre historic farm into a public park.  Working with a team of engineers and architects, PDS converted the site’s old farmhouse into a contemporary visitor’s center with small group meeting spaces, a field office for park rangers, and a patio overlooking a picturesque fishing lake.

PDS designed a road and bridge connecting a previously developed area of the park with a new and more accessible park entrance. On a hilltop overlooking the lake, we created a shelter complex with new pavilions, playground equipment, restrooms, and a large gathering plaza and fire pit. To further enhance the park experience, we added a trail and boardwalk around the lake, a lakeside picnic shelter, composting restrooms and native plant landscaping.

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