Miami Marlins Baseball Park
Sitting on the former site of the Orange Bowl (which also had Grasspave2 parking bays), the new Marlins Park is a LEED™ Certified Project. Grasspave2 added to the certification with it's recycled content, stormwater managment, and urban heat island mitigation. Grasspave2 was used on the west parking lots - W1, W2, and W3 in the parking bays.The water table is high on this site. When it rains in southern Florida, a large volume drops during a short period of time and the water table can rise to the surface. The coral/sand base drains well, but asphalt parking generates an overload of stormwater. By mixing asphalt aisles with Grasspave2 parking bays, the drainage is instant through the grass, sand, and coral. The quality of water is improved with grass as a natural filter.
1390 Northwest 6th Street, Miami, FL
7240 m2 (77,930 sq ft)
Rosenberg Garden Design, Miami.
General: Suffolk Construction. Sub Contrator: Superior Landscaping.
The parking bays are made of Grasspave2 and the drive aisles are constructed of asphalt.
Grasspave2 provides a cooler surface for visitors to park on at the stadium.
A smooth, level transition occurs with the Grasspave2 and the asphalt.
The asphalt aisles are the main entry from the street arteries.
The Grasspave2 bays are fitted with irrigation to keep the sand based root zone healthy.
Lots W1, W2, and W3 have the permeable paving Grasspave2 parking bays
Looking at Lot W2, with asphalt driving aisles and Grasspave2 parking bays
Striping on the asphalt and curb stops on the Grasspave2 delineate the parking spots for baseball fans and visitors.
Large growth trees did not need to be removed for the installation of the Grasspave2. Permeable pavements, like Grasspave2, promote growth and protect roots.