Griffin provided construction administration and management services for Rudolph Park in the City of Lawndale. Rudolph Park is a project in partnership with the City of Lawndale, From Lot to Spot and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) Parks for People program. The City had acquired the previously vacant 1.5 acre site and TPL secured State funding to build the park.
Griffin’s services spanned the design development, permitting and construction phases. Services included assistance in contractor selection, constructability review, budget and schedule tracking, and construction management including field observation, project meetings and progress payment review for the $3.3 million park.
Lawndale residents attended in several workshops to guide design and identify park elements that would best serve their community. Residents also participated in a planting day and assisted in creating the mosaic designs featured in the artificial stream bed trough and climbing wall.
Sustainable and neighbor-friendly features extend throughout the Park. The restroom facility’s “green roof” provides building insulation and allows for open public safety viewing from the street. There are screening features between the Park and residences as well as neighbor-friendly night-sky lighting. Bioswales filter and return storm water back into the ground water, and the drought-tolerant plant palette includes native grasses, shrubs and shade trees.
Prior to Rudolph Park, Lawndale had only two parks for nearly 12,000 school-age children. Rudolph Park has quickly become a popular park and gathering spot, attesting to the importance of involving residents in park planning.