Otterbein Lake Site Improvements – Westerville Parks and Recreation Department – Westerville, Ohio
STONE provided engineering for Phase I site improvements to Otterbein Lake in Westerville, Ohio. The lake had been formed from an abandoned 8-acre borrow pit, and the City desired to develop it and the surrounding area to complement a newly constructed bike and pedestrian trail. Work included layout and design of several hundred feet of pedestrian trails, a retaining wall for a new overlook/fishing pier, and redesigning the existing outlet structure to provide water level control. The lake was re-graded to allow fishing access from a shallow portion of the lake as well as to introduce a wetland shelf surrounding the perimeter of the lake. All work was done in close coordination with the City of Westerville Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Otterbein Lake Steering Committee. STONE also prepared project specifications, assisted with bidding, and provided limited construction observation.