Oglesby Park

St. Charles County, Missouri

Horner & Shifrin assisted in the accelerated survey and design schedule for a new park in St. Charles County.


Horner & Shifrin completed survey and design of a 195-acre park in less than 2 months.  The survey team set horizontal and vertical control based on Missouri State Plane Coordinate system, NAD 83, NAVD 88, Missouri East Zone over approximately 200 acre proposed park site. Portions of the site including area of proposed park entrance, existing buildings, storm pipes, buildings and utilities marked by Missouri One Call were located utilizing Trimble Robotic Total Station. Remainder of site was flown with Drone with LiDAR capable of penetrating tree cover and brush. Drone data and ground survey were combined to create 1′ contours on the entire site.  Property corners were located and existing boundary survey was inserted into the topographic survey to be used as a base for the new park improvement plans.

The Civil/Site design team provided layout of roads, five parking areas, destination playground, three pavilions, three composting restroom facilities, a relocated history one-room school house, an 8-acre lake and outfall, and walking trails within approximately 100 acres of the park.  The bid documents were sent out four (4) weeks after receiving the selection by the County with unit pricing for construction quantities.  The updated design documents were submitted for County permitting approvals three (3) weeks later.

Horner & Shifrin also provided domestic water design for the restroom facilities, along with drinking fountains and yard hydrants at all of the pavilions and playground.  H&S also coordinated with the local electric utility to provide service to the site, and designed electrical connection to the domestic water well, restroom facilities, and pavilions.

Coordination with subconsultants for park master planning and geotechnical/lake design was also included in this shortened schedule.

Plan sheets included demolition, paving, grading, electric, water, erosion controla nd Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), details, centerline profiles, and details within this short timeframe.

Permitting submittals included Site Plan, Major Land Disturbance, Floodplain Development , and Natural Watercourse through the County and the Land Disturbance Permit through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The contract was awarded to the low bidder two weeks ahead of the anticipated schedule and construction is expected to be complete in July 2022.



Site Size

195 Acres


Foristell, Missouri

Year Completed


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