ATWOOD LAKE PARK
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Mineral City, OH
With a chance to refresh the atmosphere of prominent parks, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District looked to Woolpert to provide a master plan to address several locations.
Atwood Lake Park is commonly used for recreational activities ranging from boating, camping and hiking to hunting and fishing. In an effort to bolster the park’s appeal, Woolpert’s master plan calls for campsites to be expanded to accommodate larger, more modern recreational vehicles and to be updated to meet 21st-century technology demands, with full utility hookups and Wi-Fi access. Utilities, roadways, beaches and fishing docks also will be revamped. Other additions include paved and lighted trails connecting campsites, new shower houses and restrooms, and amenities like cluster boat docks, common campground areas, picnic sites and a playground.
The $21 million project, for which Woolpert is providing design and construction support, includes a Welcome Center, amphitheater, zip line and parking area updates.
Campground development, which involves the renovation of existing grounds and the addition of new campsites, is slated to begin in 2016 and wrap up in 2022.