Escalante Science Center
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.
Hwy 12, Escalante, Utah 84726
4,560 m2 (50,000 sq ft)
Gillies Stransky Brems Smith, PC, 375 West 200 South - Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT
Ascent Construction, Centerville, UT
The pervious parking lot has concrete curb stops for parking delineation.
The drive is also Gravelpave2 to add to the environmental benefits of the site.
An additional shot of the entrance drive to the facility.
Tan Gravelpave2 matches the aggregate fill very nicely.
A shot of the expansive porous parking lot.
Cutouts for trees are easily accomodated in Gravelpave2. Water and air infiltration make porous paving better than impervious surfaces for vegetation.
A photo of the entrance drive meeting the porous Gravelpave2 parking lot.