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CC Moore Playground Transformation

CC (Clement Clarke) Moore Homestead Playground in Elmhurst, Queens underwent a $5.2 million transformation.

Renovation of the NYC Parks open space project included new amenities like an expanded play area, new equipment, swings, and spray shower. Additionally, the revitalized community park now features amphitheater seating and stairs, new pathways, fencing, upgraded sports courts, and accessible entrances.

Working landscape architect, W Architecture and Landscape, LLC, McLaren provided full service civil engineering design, structural reviews, and permitting services for the project.

The McLaren Difference

Civil Engineering Playground Transformation

before, drainage issue

After an initial site investigation to assess existing conditions with respect to drainage and subsidence conditions, a new grading plan was engineered to coordinate with drainage structures. New catch basins and manholes were located on site and existing site connections to sewers reused to redirect the storm water flow.

A layout of the water utility supply plan was engineered for connections to yard hydrants, water play features, and water fountains. Our team also prepared and submitted Reverse Pressure Zone (RPZ) applications to NYCDEP for water service.

Additionally, we replaced the sidewalk that runs outside the park along Broadway, coordinating the existing MTA grates.

Structural Engineering

Structural analysis was performed of CC Moore Playground’s proposed foundations, reinforcing for the precast stair and cast-in-place ramps, as well as the park’s retaining walls.

Elmhurst, Queens, NY
Year Completed
W Architecture and Landscape, LLC; Owner: NYC Parks