Project Description

Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Client: Spokane Parks & Recreation Department
In 2002, RW Droll prepared a Fatal Flaw Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Master Plan for the 126-acre Joe Albi Stadium project in Spokane, WA. Spokane again retained RW Droll in 2007 to prepare the Master Plan, construction documents, and administer construction observation for a $10,000,000 sports complex. The complex consists of five illuminated softball fields, two illuminated synthetic soccer fields, 6 high performance natural turf soccer fields, a 20,000 square foot skate park, water splash court, a neighborhood park, a maintenance center, 1000 parking stalls, utilities, a highly efficient irrigation system, and an illuminated regional BMX track with the highest starting hill on the West Coast.

Whereas the site contained numerous building foundation remnants, RW Droll prepared a separate contract specifically for 50,000 cubic yards of concrete removal and incorporated concrete disposal on site to augment recreational facilities thereby significantly reducing cost. RW Droll was also commissioned by the Spokane Parks & Recreation Department to prepare the Grounds Maintenance Program in which RW Droll defined maintenance tasks utilizing the NRPA Maintenance Management program as a base model and tailored the program to meet the needs of the complex.