This park improvement project was commissioned by Cameron County to revitalize the existing E.K. Atwood Park facilities on South Padre Island. These facilities had been previously closed to the public for several years due to safety concerns with deterioration of the park’s pavilion structure. Green, Rubiano & Associates performed a structural evaluation of the facility and assisted the Cameron County Parks System with the project management of the design and construction of the new improvements. Demolition of the existing pavilion was completed to allow construction of a new elevated boardwalk plaza with five covered pavilions, two open-air restroom facilities and a large rinse station water feature. The improvements also include two walkover structures that allow access from the plaza to the pedestrian beach, as well as stairs and ramps to the new parking lot constructed from an environmentally-conscious permeable paving system.
Cost of Construction: $3.7 Million
Location: South Padre Island, Texas
Prime: Green, Rubiano & Associates
Architect: GMS Architects
General Contractor: Bryant Industrial Services