Connecticut Department of Construction Services Silver Sands State Park and Milford, CT
Silver Sands State Park and Walnut Beach
BSC Group was retained by the Connecticut Department of Construction Services to provide planning, site design, and landscape architecture services for the extension of an existing boardwalk at Silver Sands State Park as well as the construction of a new boardwalk at Walnut Beach in Milford, Ct. The new boardwalk totals approximately 3,800 feet and is currently the longest continuous boardwalk in Connecticut. The design also included sustainable design features such as the use of recycled plastic materials for the boardwalk as well as pedestrian accessibility and ADA compliance. The boardwalk also crossed several tidal streams, which are the crucial connection to tidal wetlands located adjacent to the dunes, and the new boardwalk was aligned in a manner sensitive to the wetlands and dune habitats. Also notable, the project received a Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut’s (ACEC/CT) Engineering Excellence Awards.