Hanover Engineering was retained by Clay Township to assist in the development of the Snyder Park Recreational Complex, located along Snyder Lane in Clay Township, Lancaster County. In 2001, the Township adopted a comprehensive park and recreation plan, which suggested the expansion of the then 6-acre tract to more than 15 acres.
This project was part of the concept plan that was phased over several years. Since its inception, Hanover has been actively involved with each phase of this project. At the request of the Township, Hanover prepared the carbonate geology report and secured the necessary permitting to begin the development of the complex.
In preparation of the first phase, Hanover Engineering marked boundary lines for the layout of two ball fields and a stormwater basin and obtained the necessary NPDES permitting for the entire park project. During the second phase, sewer and water laterals were installed for a future pavilion/restroom facility on the grounds and a 4,000 + foot ADA-ABA compliant walking trail was constructed. The third phase included the development and construction of approximately half of the parking facilities proposed for the park. In the fourth phase, Hanover Engineering assisted Clay Township in preparing a successful DCNR grant application to construct a new pavilion, new playground/tot lot area, and enhanced landscaping and other amenities.
The pavilion included new restrooms, including a separate family restroom, a covered picnic table area, concession/food service area, and a park maintenance and equipment storage area. The design also included ADA-ABA compliant park benches along the playground and walking trail areas and electrical expansion design for the future installation of ball eld lighting.
Hanover Engineering successfully bid each phase and provided a full range of construction management services, including shop drawing review, soils testing, inspection, and payment application processing. Hanover Engineering also assisted Clay Township with the administration and close-out of the DCNR grant.