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New recreation complex in Upstate SC wins 2020 SC ALSA award

Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex (previously Woodside Park) was awarded a Merit Award for General Design by the South Carolina American Society of Landscape Architects.

The City of Fountain Inn’s aging ballpark was 40 years old and constructed when the City’s population was barely 4,000. In 2016, the population had grown to 10,400 people and the ballpark needed renovating to meet the community’s needs. The City focused on three goals: additional parking, regrading the fields to improve drainage, and a centralized concession/pressbox building. ADC’s landscape architecture team set out to exceed the City’s goals!

The new design brought a concession building and pressbox at the center of the park, additional parking, and field improvements. Surprise amenities include a playground and a Miracle League field (one of only 11 in the state!). This world-class facility is hosting leagues from all over the state which gives the City’s economy a boost.

The concession / pressbox was designed by Craig Gaulden Davis with a red roof and angled brackets to mimic the historic train depot in downtown Fountain Inn. The building serves as the field’s focal point like the train depot was for the community over 150 years ago.

 

Additional parking wraps around the south side of the park and regraded fields prevent game delays due to heavy rains.
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