Parks and Recreation

Soccer field and net with standing water
Overcoming Engineering Challenges when Designing Multi-Use Stormwater Detention Basin/Sports Fields

Excerpts from a conversation with Bennett Engineering Services’ Tony Ozanich, PE, Director of Land Development Services and the firm’s Hydraulics and Hydrology specialist, Donald Jones, PE.  What are detention basins and how are they used? Detention basins are surface storage basins or facilities that provide flow control through attenuation of stormwater runoff. They also facilitate some settling of particulate pollutants. Detention basins are normally dry and in certain situations the land may also function as a recreational facility. Therefore, co-locating…