Best Small Project Under $10M: Victory Pointe Park

Engineering News Record – Transforming a swampy, unused 10-acre site in downtown Clermont, Fla., into a stormwater management facility that doubles as a city park required innovative engineering. The resulting facility, Victory Pointe Park, includes what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind stormwater system designed around a cascading marsh, while its public amenities—including a waterfront zone with a beach for swimming—have boosted the city’s economic development efforts.

GAI Consultants designed the stormwater pond and filtration facility as a multistage, terraced treatment system. Runoff flows through vegetated filtration marshes, swales with foliage, porous materials, retaining walls and a stream before flowing into Lake Minneola, a designated impaired water body.

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