Project Profile:

Yuma County Detention Center

Project Summary

In May the grass was lush and beautifully green. In June, the 100 degree heat had given the grass a summer look, but still very green looking as you can see in the photographs. The green grass performs another task of cooling the air when irrigated, and also eliminates the reflective heat of hard surfaces. A lot of green around buildings reduces air conditioning costs as well. The front of the Yuma County Detention Center has been photographed many times and the officers are proud of its attractive appearance.

Address

1st Street and 1st Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364

Install Size

510 m2 (5,490 sq ft)

Designer

Nicklaus Engineering, Inc., 1851 West 24th, Yuma, AZ 85364, contact: Vonne Nicklaus 928-344-8374.

Contractor

Par Landscaping Construction Company, Inc., 345 West 32nd Street, PO Box 218, Yuma, AZ 85366, Contact: Vikki Baker 520-726-7748, fax 520-726-6208.

Project Gallery

Porous Paver was installed in the fire lane access areas using Grasspave2.
View from entrance toward the Yuma County Court House. It is very easy to see who is coming from and going into the Center.
Grass reinforcement system was installed in the fire lane access areas using Grasspave2.
Grass fire lane is also a visual security area around the Detention Center on the right. Grass eliminates reflective heat.
Permeable parking was installed in the fire lane access areas using Grasspave2.
Legal services building view shows the L-shaped areas of reinforced grass. Detention Center is on the left and behind the camera.