E&LP designed the trailhead and parking improvements at the historic Hunt House on behalf of the Mercer County Park Commission. The “Lawrence Hopewell Trail” runs though the Hunt House area making it a key point for park patrons to enter the park via bike, walking, or vehicle. Ample parking is provided via a gravel parking area with natural timber rail. Signage, seating, tables, trash, and recycle amenities are all provided for as well beneath a custom shade structure.
In addition to respecting the historic buildings, which are used as a visitor and community center, the parking areas need to be laid out in an efficient manner to blend in with existing landscape elements that were to be preserved.
Key Project Information
Client: Mercer County Park Commission
Location: Hopewell & Lawrence Township, NJ
Project Team: ETM Associates