Filley Park

The Fuss & O’Neill team redesigned this 17-acre park in Bloomfield’s Town Center. The park features an arboretum, natural playground, educational nature trails, ice skating, and fishing.

Our assessment of Filley Park informed the design of a new 3,000 square foot warming shed and community building. Proposed water quality and low-impact development measures included pond dredging, proposed sediment forebay, rain gardens, pervious paving, and riparian buffer plantings, and a new urban streetscape plaza.

The pond and Wash Brook are in the FEMA floodway. As such, we performed extensive hydraulic modeling to design stream crossings, a spillway for the new dam, and a new fishway. Furthermore, we developed a plan for water control during construction.

Our team assessed and rehabilitated the park’s pond, dam, pathways, bridges, and trails.