For one of our recent projects, we found ourselves in the picturesque city of Owen Sound, in Southwestern Ontario. Located on Georgian Bay, Owen Sound is a popular tourist destination for Ontario residents, particularly during the summer months.
From a tourist perspective, Owen Sound is known for its access to water in many shapes and forms and for camping and beaching it along the shores of Georgian Bay. The area is also known for a number of spectacular waterfalls located just outside of the city that are perfect for day trips for visitors.
Working closely with our friends at Harrold Sutherland Construction, we were first invited to scope a new bleacher-seating project for one of Owen Sound’s popular outdoor parks. Located just east of the city, Duncan McLellan Park features three baseball diamonds, a playground, public washrooms and plenty of outdoor space.
As part of some upgrades, the city decided it was time for three new bleacher-seating structures to be placed along one of the popular baseball diamonds. We were pleased to have been chosen to design and install the new seating structures and worked closely with the general contractor on the project.
The project called for two bleachers that were to be the same in size and seating capacity, and a 5-tier bleacher complete with an accessible ramp and deck-level wheelchair seating.
The first two bleachers were 8-rows in height and were equipped with ground-level wheelchair seating. Despite the highly customized nature of this project, it went off without incident as we worked closely with all stakeholders to provide additional bleacher seating that today seats up to 254 spectators at this popular city park.