The Clermont County Park District’s Chilo Lock 34 Park provided boating access to the Ohio River through a single lane boat ramp with limited parking and a small amount of courtesy dock. The ramp pavement needed replacement and had limited site distances for boat launching operations. Through two separate Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) grants and assistance from B&N, the Park District improved these boating access facilities.
The B&N design expanded the ramp to two lanes and included approximately 225 feet floating courtesy dock along the shoreline. The courtesy dock increases boat launch and retrieval efficiency while also allowing boaters on the river to dock temporarily to visit the park and museum at the former dam control station.
Additionally, B&N designed a floating trash boom to deflect debris in the river away from the docks and ramp and expanded the facility parking lot to include 40 additional spaces for automobiles with trailers. The new parking facilities, ramp and dock system are all ADA compliant to ensure accessibility for all boating enthusiasts using the site.
B&N was also responsible for section 401/404 and stormwater permitting, bid assistance, and services during construction.