Tyrol Hill Park
Arlington County, VA
Tyrol Hill Park is a small park surrounding by a series of apartment complex. AMT provided landscape architecture, comprehensive engineering, and surveying services for on-call task order assignments for Arlington County park and recreation facilities. The vision for the park was to provide both passive and active recreation on a small footprint to service the surrounding residences. The design for the program was tied to the remaining turf grass and old stormwater solution that did not optimize recreational spaces on the site. The project includes a loop trail, new picnic pavilion and restroom facilities, ADA accessibility, tree preservation, tree planting, permeable pavement, seat walls, gateway signs, and a one of a kind futsal court. The synthetic turf futsal court allows the divers neighbor to play soccer in a space that is the size of a sand volleyball court. The design required working with the urban forester to safeguard the surrounding trees that bound the site.
Stormwater was treated as permeable pavement under the futsal court and around the pavilion. The update stormwater also corrected the problem associated with flooding the adjacent neighbor’s property. AMT collaborated with MTFA architecture for the structure.