Frink Park Pavilion
Client: Town of Clayton | Location: Clayton, New York | Services Provided: Architectural, Civil/Site & Structural Engineering
Aubertine and Currier was the Architect of Record for the design, bidding, funding, construction administration, and inspection for this two part project located in the village's historic Frink Park. Services that our firm provided include architectural, civil, site and structural dock design, landscaping design, and civil/electrical engineering for utilities at the site. Phase 1 was completed in 2006, which consisted of replacing the deteriorated dock structure along the St. Lawrence River. The dock replacement included the design and construction of a new seawall, dock structure, and concrete sidewalks adjacent to the dock. The improved dock system can now accept coast guard and emergency vessels, and small-to-medium cruise ships allowing for more convenient public access to the village from the waterway.
Phase 2 was a continuation of the upland portion of the dock project inside the existing Frink Park site. The project consisted of numerous improvements to the park, with many enhancing public access to and from the river. Construction was completed in June, 2012.
Some highlights of this project include:
- A new entertainment pavilion and gateway structure.
- Numerous landscape improvements such as covered seating areas, bench seating, terraces, and an overall landscaping plan to the existing park.
- Continuation of the Village's Riverwalk sidewalk program.
- Utility service to the dock includes sewage off-loading capability from docked vessels, electrical power, and water service.
- Secure customs port for international travelers.
- Handicap access to all areas of the park including fishing access from the dock.
- Farmers Market areas, and
- Emergency vehicle access to the dock.
All of these improvements, to include public and handicap access to the river, security upgrades, utility services, emergency access, and continuation of the Village's goal to develop a continuous Riverwalk along the shore of downtown Clayton, will continue to strengthen and expand tourism and business to Northern Jefferson County and beyond.