Rogers Road Pavilion

Fort Worth, TX


  • Municipal


  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • land surveying
  • mechanical / plumbing engineering


  • 1,200 SF

BHB provided MEP and civil engineering design for a 1,200 SF structure for the Tarrant Regional Water District located beside one of the hiking/biking paths along the Trinity River in Fort Worth. This facility includes utilities and planning for a full-service kitchen, a covered outdoor dining pavilion and full public restrooms. Significant coordination was required to conceal the mechanical equipment serving this structure. This project also included design of hike/bike trail improvements along the Trinity River between University and Rogers Road. Improvements included a concrete handicap-accessible lower-level trail to increase pedestrian safety and bicycle capacity, requiring extensive retaining wall systems.

Hydrologic calculations were provided to prove that the improvements had no impact on the Trinity River Floodplain. The pavilion design included full site civil plans for paving, drainage and utility systems required for a new restaurant at the corner of Riverfront Drive and Rogers Road. A Community Facilities Agreement was required for the widening of Riverfront Drive and the relocation of a 36-inch storm drain. Extensive site work and trail improvements were completed in order to make the building and coordinating trail head a dynamic and integrated part of the trail – rather than just being a business on the trail. The Rogers Road Pavilion (now known as The Woodshed) was designed to be open and inviting to trail users. Materials such as corrugated metal, exposed wood and wall ventilation fans reflect the industrial vernacular historically found along the river and in the nearby rail yards.

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