Project Description

The City contracted with HAI to prepare a master plan for the Morgan Park Soccer Complex. The master plan included 21 acres with 3 soccer fields, community center with gymnasium, play areas, sport courts, picnic and gathering areas, restrooms and parking. Funding to construct the new facility required a phased approach. HAI prepared the construction drawings for Phase I in 2019 and constructed in 2021. It features a full size adult field with overlays of smaller youth fields, restroom building, parking, bleachers, synthetic turf water cannon cooling system, native plantings, Musco Green sports lighting and perimeter trail. The infill for the field is organic material reducing heat gain from traditional rubber infill. Sustainable design practices include low precipitation rate irrigation system for plantings, compliance with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System by retention and percolation of on-site storm water and incorporation of Low Impact Development standards by use of existing land/topography to reduce site grading and eliminate import/export soil.