Centennial Park, Elm Creek Detention Basin

GUY Engineering planned and designed a 58-acre detention pond with concurrent park use and landscape features. This park has become the signature photo-op of Tulsa, transforming a blighted area into a vibrant community with redevelopment, farmer’s market, and public activities.

A drainage and redevelopment plan was created in coordination with the Pearl District for two additional detention ponds with adjoining redevelopment. GUY also developed the plan for the 6th Street canal with pedestrian walkways lined with mixed use development.  Phase II involved planning a series of FEMA-funded flood control projects. GUY worked with civic leaders and the surrounding community to develop a comprehensive plan that eliminates the floodplain while enhancing the community with creative infrastructure to encourage redevelopment.

Awards:
ACEC – Oklahoma – Engineering Excellence Honor Award
American Public Works Assoc. – Public Works Project of the Year
OK Floodplain Managers Assoc. – Platinum Project Award