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Washington Park Framework Plan


Chicago Park District


Chicago, IL


CAD Support
3D Modelling
Aerial Photography & Videography

SWE Solutions provided the topographic survey and 3D modelling to assess the existing conditions of the park. SWE’s deliverables are utilized in preparing an updated Framework Plan for Washington Park, which addresses the park’s role as a neighborhood park, a city destination, and as a public open space with national significance as a historic park. The updated plan provides a vision for improvements in the park over time and serves as a planning tool for the Park District and the greater community as resources become available to invest in the park.

Washington Park is a 345-acre Chicago Park District site conceived in 1871 by Frederick Law Olmstead as part of a large 1,055-acre park known as South Park. Today, it continues to reflect many of its original design elements and remains the most intact representation of Olmstead’s plan. The SWE Solutions team was able to capture over 400 acres of data in just 3 days.

The project's scope of work includes the following items:

Topographic Survey.

Data capture via RTK drone and traditional GPS. Area encompasses park site bounded on the north by East 51st Street, on the south by East 60th Street, on the east by Cottage Grove Avenue, and on the west by South King Drive. Deliverables include DGN with all topo features, terrain model, and GPS text files.

3D Modelling.

High quality 3D drone model of existing site conditions. Web access link for direct client viewing.

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