Project Profile:

General John G Pershing Park, aka Federal Triangle, aka Ronald Reagan Building

Project Summary

Grasspave2 is in the grass areas underneath the locust trees to prevent wear problems from so many folks using the park. Much of the perimeter area is sloped, so the Grasspave2 serves to prevent erosion as well. Grass roots grow in and through the rings and grid, thus knitting the vegetation to the slope. Repeated, concentrated use would normally cause compaction and grass death, but Grasspave2 transfers weight of feet while protecting soils’ ability to absorb air and water.

Address

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

Install Size

1100 m2 (11,840 sq ft)

Designer

Lee & Liu Associates, 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20036

Contractor

TruGreen Landscaping, 5451 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA 22065

Project Gallery

Pervious Pavers were installed in the General John G. Pershing Park, Washington, D.C., to accommodate high pedestrian traffic, using Grasspave2.
City of Washington urban park is a green oasis drawing many visitors.
Turf-Reinforcement Mats were installed in the General John G. Pershing Park, Washington, D.C., to accommodate high pedestrian traffic by using Grasspave2.
Grass slopes are protected from erosion and high traffic with Grasspave2. Old growth trees are preserved by the porous nature of Grasspave2 - allowing water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots.
Permeable Pavement was installed in the General John G. Pershing Park, Washington, D.C., to accommodate high volumes of pedestrian traffic by using Grasspave2.
When people sit in the shade of these locust trees, there is no soil compaction, allowing the grass to stay healthy even with low light levels.