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PermaTrak Project Profiles: Concrete Boardwalks and Pedestrian Bridges

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Project Profile

Logan Lake Boardwalk at Adams Park 

Filed under: Lakes & Lagoons, Georgia

Challenge

The Atlanta community wanted to experience Logan Lake in historic Adams Park from a different vantage point – with a walking path through the middle of the lake.

“People walking their dogs couldn’t experience the lake...they had to climb a set of stairs and walk away from the lake to rejoin the path. It was disconnected,” said Andrew White, PLA, Director of Park Visioning at Park Pride - the parks advocacy group in Atlanta.

Park Pride was looking for a more navigable solution for park goers that connected existing paths for a fuller view of the lake. One option of cutting into the lake wall wasn’t environmentally friendly, and another option included a wooden boardwalk across the lake that compromised durability. That’s when Park Pride learned about PermaTrak.

Solution

Park Pride and the project designers decided that durability would rule, so they chose a maintenance-free concrete boardwalk to connect walkers, runners and cyclists across beautiful Logan Lake. The specified mixed-material railing with timber posts and stainless steel cable strands creates a modern aesthetic while the community can enjoy the path’s full loop around the lake.

White added, “The boardwalk completely accomplishes the circuit all along the lake. Every time I got out, there’s people using it. It was a good choice.”

Location: Atlanta, GA
Owner: Park Pride
Designer: Pond and Company
Contractor: Ed Castro Landscape

Technical Description

Boardwalk Length(s): 268 ft.
Tread Width(s): 7 ft. 6 in.
Color: Melbourne Tan
Texture: Timber
Installation Date: November 2014