Burgess & Niple was retained by the City of Payson, Arizona for the design of Green Valley Park – a multipurpose facility providing groundwater recharge, wastewater effluent reuse and recreation facilities. The park includes three lakes with a total surface area of 13 acres. The 1,000-foot-long by 13-foot-high dam, creating the main lake, is the facility’s key element. The dam was the first to be approved by the Arizona Department of Water Resources that incorporated embankment armoring to withstand design flood overtopping.
Features of the dam include:
Green Valley Park Joint Use Facility received an Engineering Excellence Merit Award from the Arizona Consulting Engineers Association.