Client: City of Kissimmee
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Cost: Sequence I: $345,313 | Sequence II: $134,468
Borrelli + Partners was selected for the planning and landscape design of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail, a trail recently included on the America’s Great Outdoors project list by President Obama. The park was also designated a National Wildlife Refuge in January 2012.
The Shingle Creek Regional Trail is a multi-use recreational trail that is currently being developed through cooperation between the local governments of the City of Kissimmee, Osceola County, City of Orlando, and Orange County.
Once fully constructed, it will reach 32 miles through Central Florida’s most traveled urbanized areas. This trail will join a network of trails that extend from Kissimmee to Wekiva Springs, and from Orlando to Mascotte. It will serve as a key north-south connector in a larger network of trails that include the West Orange Trail, South Lake Trail, Cross Seminole Trail, and Seminole Wekiva Trail.
Borrelli + Partners was responsible for the trail’s signage and trail amenities. The signage includes: primary identity, directional, informational/interpretive and mile markers. The trail amenities include: benches, trash receptacles, bicycle racks, pet stations and water fountains. Sequence 2:
Borrelli + Partners was selected for the planning of design and landscaping services for Sequence 2 of the Kissimmee Shingle Creek Regional Trail. The purpose of the plan was to develop a vision and process for long-range decision-making for the trail within the City of Kissimmee in Osceola County, and to provide guidelines for the design, construction, and maintenance of the trails system.
The Shingle Creek Regional Trail (SCRT) is a regional multi-use trail system spanning four Central Florida jurisdictions including the City of Kissimmee, Osceola County, Orange County and the City of Orlando –all containing unique portions of the trail. This portion of the project focused solely on the City of Kissimmee/Osceola County potions, with the exception of the intersecting areas at Osceola Parkway and the Orange County jurisdictional line.
The trail consists of a minimum 14-foot wide, multiuse paved surface (board walks where deemed necessary in order to minimize environmental impacts) that connects to the Orange/Osceola County Line (Osceola Parkway) following Shingle Creek to the City’s trails along Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) and to the City’s Lakefront Park. This portion of the overall system is approximately 5.25 miles in length.
The improvements allow pedestrian access along the scenic SCRT all the way from Lake Toho well into Orange County.
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