Fassnight Park Completed

Fassnight Park Completed

Fassnight Park Grant Avenue Bridge Completed FINAL

Fassnight Park Completed

Fassnight Park Under Construction

Improving Safety and Water Quality in Historic Park

Park Stormwater Improvements and Flood Control

City of Springfield, MO - Fassnight Park

Fassnight Park is located in a historic part of Springfield and it retains much of the charm from its earliest days. The $4 million Fassnight Creek Waterway Improvements project sought to correct many problems brought upon by the passage of time, while retaining the park’s historic elements and enhancing the recreational experiences available to visitors.

The project area was susceptible to flooding, with area roads becoming impassable a couple of times per year. To alleviate the flooding condition, extensive hydraulic modeling was used to determine existing conditions and elevations of various storm events. Three roadway bridges were improved with wider bridge openings, compared to 1930s culverts, to improve functionality and reduce flooding. Arterial roadways were reconstructed and raised above the 100-year flood elevation.

A Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) Value Engineering solution was provided for the replacement of the bridges that cut costs in half for this portion of the project. To accommodate the curved roadways, the design team worked with a local pre-caster to specify a customized bridge consisting of a conventional substructure, precast deck beams, and a concrete wearing surface. The roadways’ curves and grades were adjusted to match the new bridge dimensions. To match the look of the existing pedestrian bridges in the park, arch-shaped façades were designed with stone and mortar veneer for the roadway bridges on both channel ends.

A 3,000 foot, 10-ft wide recreational trail was also constructed through the park that connects to the city’s existing Greenways Trail, along with the restoration of a 800-foot long woodland trail and the construction of a new 300 foot long boardwalk.


  • Fassnight Creek channel reconstruction to reduce erosion and improve aesthetics.  Reconstructed historic rock walls in the creek will reduce the amout of stream erosion, protecting downstream water quality.
  • Upgrade bridges at Campbell, Main and Grant streets to reduce flooding.
  • New pedestrian trail with underpasses at Capbell and Grant streets.
  • Tree preservation and replanting.  Trees that could not be preserved were replaced at a rate of two time the tree canopy lost.

Project Contact(s)

Stephen Prange, PE

Project Service(s)

  • Civil/Site Engineering
  • Design and Construction Engineering
  • Erosion Control Training/Certifications
  • Flood Studies
  • Funding Assistance
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Lighting Design
  • Permitting, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance
  • Project Entitlement Processing
  • Roadway Design
  • Signalization Design
  • Site Due Diligence
  • Stormwater Management
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Design
  • Value Engineering