MCPC Maidenhead Trail and Trailhead

E&LP designed the trail improvements on behalf of the Mercer County Park Commission. The proposed Extension of an approximate 2.5 mile section of trail named the “Maidenhead Trail” runs though the larger 270 acre Mercer Meadows Park area. The trail traverses environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands, and bodies of water while promoting outdoor recreational activities for families and residents in the area.

The trail ends at the trailhead shown above. The trailhead addresses the needs of several user groups including, pedestrians, bikers, and vehicles. Ample parking is provided via a gravel parking area with natural timber rail. The same natural timber aesthetic is repeated in the design of a trellis above a seating area and nearby pedestrian bridge marking the beginning of the trail. Signage, seating, tables, trash, and recycle amenities are all provided for as well.

As part of the design, E&LP determined NJDEP Phase II, Flood Hazard Area, and Wetlands compliance requirements and designed the trail in such a way that the existing “green infrastructure” of the surrounding landscape and vegetation could be used in lieu of new costly structural improvements.

Key Project Information

Client: Mercer County Park Commission

Date: 2012

Location: Hopewell & Lawrence Township, NJ

Project Team: ETM Associates


Site/Trail Design

Culvert Crossing Design

Environmental Permitting

Flood Hazard Area Permitting

Wetland Permitting

Bridge Design

Shade Structure Design

Site Furnishings

Constructions Documents

Technical Specifications