Baseball fans across the nation are gearing up for what marks the end of winter and the beginning of America’s favorite pastime – Spring Training. Chicago Cubs fans and Mesa, Arizona residents have even more to look forward to in the next couple months as construction wraps up on the new 142-acre Cubs Spring Training Facility located in the heart of Mesa. Along with the development of the facility – which includes a 2-story multi-purpose structure and 15,000 seat ballpark – the Riverview park area in the southeast corner of the complex has been redeveloped with the help of Cloward H2O, into a “signature park”.
Cloward H2O worked alongside Greey Pickett, a local landscape architecture firm, to create an aquatic monument that will be the perfect companion to this phenomenal ballpark. Fountains and waterfalls that were integrated into the design are paired with filtration systems and a pump house that will keep all water clean and pristine. Other park improvements include adding a space for a children’s play area and fountain, pedestrian connections – which will facilitate game day access, and modification of the existing lake to harmonize with the newly developed land.
An opening event is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2014. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith says “It’s called Double Play at the Park, We’ll have tours of the Riverview Park, of the stadium and of the Cubs training complex.” The inaugural game at the park will be Feb. 27 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Cloward H2O is a full service aquatic design and engineering firm located in Provo, Utah. At Cloward H2O we strive to perfect all aspects of water from flowing majestic movements to serene stillness and crystal clarity. In fact, that is what we stand for, water perfected.