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NC Zoological Park Polar Bear Exhibit Expansion / Renovation, Asheboro, NC

NC Zoological Park Polar Bear Exhibit Expansion / Renovation, Asheboro, NC

CLH was responsible for the design of the site utility (water and sewer), stormwater and erosion control designs, permitting and construction phase services related to the improvements of the NC Zoological Park Polar Bear Exhibit Expansion and Renovation. CLH coordinated the site layout, grading and irrigation design along with all associated details and specifications to construction level documents.  Expanding the construction phase services to observe the new scope of improvements added to CLH’s design.

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NC Zoological Park Kidzone Playground, Asheboro, NC

NC Zoological Park Kidzone Playground, Asheboro, NC

CLH worked closely with exhibit designers at North Carolina Zoo to design and construct a universally accessible, ¾ acre natural playground which features an artificial flowing stream with a wheelchair-accessible splash table and small waterfalls, an 1,100-square foot standing stone labyrinth, a 650-square foot covered sandy fossil dig area with a wheelchair-accessible sand table and other fun activity stations for children ages 2 – 10.  The accessible stream feature allows plenty of room for jumping and splashing. A “Mud Café” is a fun feature where kids can assemble messy play meals for their families and friends.  The Treetop Trails provide a great vantage point for viewing the park. Design development and construction implementation for this playground was a highly collaborative process between the NC Zoo and CLH.

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NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Nautilus Fossil Dig Area for Outdoor Play, Kure Beach, NC

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Nautilus Fossil Dig Area for Outdoor Play, Kure Beach, NC

CLH provided landscape architecture and civil engineering services for the design, construction, and sensitive permitting of the Adventure Reef playground as well as the design of a new theme-based Fossil Dig area at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. While a relatively small project of 25 acres, the limited space required creative thinking from both a design and permitting perspective. CLH created a “nautilus” theme for the fossil dig area and built elevated boardwalks to the area to reduce wetlands impacts. A blast zone from the nearby Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal also encroached into the site which further limited the location of the playground. Construction of the project occurred while the highly popular aquarium was in operation and CLH oversaw construction logistics.

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