World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn
Originally planned as a concrete slab for concert buses and semi trucks, the Knoxville Public Building Authority decided to use a porous paving surface for the performance lawn at the newly redesigned World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Grasspave2 would be installed at the south end of the performance lawn and along the sidewalk running adjacent to the performance lawn. An irrigation system was installed prior to the Grasspave2 installation. Crushed pea gravel and sand were used as the base course at a depth of 12”. Sod was then installed over the Grasspave2 and seeding was done over the remainder of the performance lawn. All Goals of the project were met: 1. Provide a surface for the use of concert buses and heavy trucks 2. Provide a surface that would complement the surrounding landscape of the new Knoxville Convention Center 3. Provide a surface that would be quick and easy to install 4. Provide a surface that would not require additional space for a detention basin.
World’s Fair Park, 801 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
2,750 m2 (29,240 sq ft)
ValleyCrest Landscape Development
Photo showing the largest part of the installation - Grasspave2 before sand fill.
Similar angle to photo 1 - this photo shows the final stage, sod installation, of a Grasspave2 system.
Grasspave2 adds to the aesthetics of the Landscape Plan.
The flexible Grasspave2 rolls fit nicely against the concrete walkway.
World’s Fair Park Sunsphere and New Convention Center.
Setting up a Independence Day Festival on the Grasspave2 Performance Lawn (2004)
Festival goers enjoy the Independence Day Celebration at the World’s Fair Center (2004)