American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Ohio
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is the largest conservancy district in Ohio. The district includes the Muskingum River watershed, encompassing more than 8,000 square miles statewide. The many MWCD parks, lakes, and recreation areas serve more than 3.5 million visitors annually.
To enhance the park visitors’ experience, MWCD developed a comprehensive master plan for facility improvements and amenities at six of its parks and marinas. The park master plan was developed with stakeholder and public input and included assessing current needs and trends.
MWCD turned to ms consultants, inc. to implement the plan. As the Program Management Consultant (PMC), ms is collaborating with the MWCD staff on 300 capital projects totaling more than $200 million. ms is helping turn MWCD’s vision into reality by taking their plan through to construction completion.
Six MWCD parks will be receiving upgrades: Atwood Lake Park, Charles Mill Park, Piedmont Lake Marina and Campground, Pleasant Hill Lake Park, Seneca Lake Park and Marina, and Tappan Lake Park. Each park will receive upgrades that align with its theme and its park visitor needs.
All upgrades will be performed while maintaining park operations during the summer camping and boating seasons.
Each MWCD has its own theme, incorporating the location surroundings and visitor needs. The project improvements will solidify the themes at each:
Photos provided by Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.