Jericho Park Hiker/Biker Trail Design
EBA designed a new 2,000-foot-long hiker/biker trail connection between Falling Water Court and Jericho Park in Bowie, Maryland. EBA performed surveying, civil, environmental, and transportation services and was responsible for full design, permitting, public outreach, utility coordination, plats, and bid document preparation.
The new connection provides community access to the City-owned and operated Jericho Park, and to park land owned by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Designed to meet Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards for Outdoor Developed Areas, the new trail will link to the City of Bowie’s Heritage Trail system.
EBA conducted several site visits to walk and flag potential alignments, locate features and areas to be avoided, and conduct natural resource inventories and topographic surveys. The developed alignment avoids significant environmental impacts to wetlands and trees, despite running through well-established forests for approximately half the length.
In addition to the trail layout and detailing, EBA provided erosion and sediment control design; community meeting display development, presentation, and feedback solicitation; and coordination with and adherence to various local and state agency requirements.