Project Profile:

Escalante Science Center

Project Summary

The Escalante Science Center is designed to be a main site for the Escalante/Grand Staircase National Park. Gravelpave2 was chosen to provide an onsite porous pavement system for the parking lot and service roads. An alternative to asphalt or concrete, Gravelpave2 provides a environmentally beneficial surface and pleasing appearance for the Science Center. The system also provides a strong parking surface for all types of vehicles, buses and other service equipment. The gravel infill material allows for drainage and blends in well with the beautiful rock walls on the building and the surrounding hills, cliffs, and canyons.

Address

Hwy 12, Escalante, Utah  84726

Install Size

4,560 m2 (50,000 sq ft)

Designer

Gillies Stransky Brems Smith, PC, 375 West 200 South - Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT

Contractor

Ascent Construction, Centerville, UT

Project Gallery

Pervious Pavers were installed in the parking areas at the Escalante Science Center in Escalante, Utah, using Gravelpave2.
The pervious parking lot has concrete curb stops for parking delineation.
Pervious Pavers were installed in the Escalante Science Center parking lots and service roads in Escalante, Utah, using Gravelpave2.
The drive is also Gravelpave2 to add to the environmental benefits of the site.
Aggregate Paving was installed in the parking areas and service roads at the Escalante Science Center in Escalante, Utah, using Gravelpave2.
An additional shot of the entrance drive to the facility.
Permeable Paving was installed in the parking areas and service roads at the Escalante Science Center in Escalante, Utah, using Gravelpave2.
Tan Gravelpave2 matches the aggregate fill very nicely.
Reinforced Gravel Pavers were installed in the Escalante Science Center parking lots and service roads in Escalante, Utah, using Gravelpave2.
A shot of the expansive porous parking lot.
Porous Pavers were installed in the Escalante Science Center parking lots in Escalante, Utah, using Gravelpave2.
Cutouts for trees are easily accomodated in Gravelpave2. Water and air infiltration make porous paving better than impervious surfaces for vegetation.
Gravel Reinforcement was installed in the Escalante Science Center parking lots and service roads in Escalante, Utah, using Gravelpave2.
A photo of the entrance drive meeting the porous Gravelpave2 parking lot.