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Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center Porous Pavement


Porous pavement

The Discovery Center installed Flexi-Pave, a porous pavement material made from recycled tires, as a trail surface along the Metamorphosis Maze exhibit and the Native Plant Walkway. The installation involved applying Flexi-Paveover two different sub-base materials: a sand base and a crusher run base.

Site Location

Site name: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
Address: 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
County: Albany County
Watershed: Hudson River
Land use of site: Preserve
Can this site be visited? Yes
Location on site: Near main entrance to Discovery Center

Practice Details

Intent of design: To provide an accessible, inviting and permeable trail surface
Size of structure/capacity: 1,500 sq. ft.
Size of drainage area: 1,500 sq. ft.
Plants or materials used: Flexi-Pave, material derived from pebble-sized recycled tires
Maintenance: Annual application of urethane
Maintained by: Certified contractor
More than one practice at this site? Yes: installations at the Metamorphosis Maze and the Native Plant Walkway

Design/Installation Information

Design: Initial design by Envision Architects
Installation: Jim Montgomery Construction
Date of installation: September 2010 - Metamorphosis Maze; May 2011 - Native Plant Walkway
Zoning change or special permit required: No
Project cost: $22,300
Form of payment: 50% upon contract, 50% upon completion

For Additional Site Information:

Contact: Michael Venuti, Discovery Center Project Manager
Phone: 518-690-2776