As part of their efforts to give back to their hometown, Pittsburgh Pirates Charities has been working with community groups to redesign local ball fields using green infrastructure. Their first project was in Brighton Heights at Sanguini Field and offers examples of several types infrastructure including permeable paving, bioretention swales, a solar waste recepticle, solar scoreboards and landscaping.
WPC was asked to help install a rain garden to assist with some challenging hydrologic conditions due to the steep slopes of the property. Working with designs by Astorino, WPC field staff created a rain garden to complement the storm drain system on site. The ribbon cutting took place on July 7, 2011.
More information on this exciting project can be found on the Pirates Charities website.