Sports & Recreation

Linn-Mar Aquatic Center

Marion, IA

Novak Design Group retained Hall and Hall Engineers to provide design services for a new multilevel aquatic center for Linn-Mar High School located on the east side of their football field which is on the east side of 10th Street in Marion, Iowa. Our work included site design, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan preparation and DNR utility permitting, storm water analysis and detention basin design, landscape planning, and preparation of associated contract documents.

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In addition, we conducted a pool survey to certify dimensions for competitions. Linn-Mar Aquatic Center front elevation Due to our strong expertise and history with teaming up with architects, we were a perfect fit to join Novak Design Group’s design team to work closely with their architect’s in order to complete the project successfully and smoothly.



Hall & Hall Engineers provided civil engineering expertise to the City of Cedar Rapids for the first building built specifically for recreational programming in the city. The center replaces the former Time Check Rec Center.

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Located next to Harrison Elementary, the new 16,000 SF rec center will be a neighborhood center for recreation and city programs.

The project pursued a reduced-impact scope, and included permeable pavers in the parking lot and protection of existing trees. The permeable pavers capture stormwater and runoff, reducing the impact to adjacent properties, while the protection of existing trees reduces erosion, and creates an immediate canopied site.

Project Features:
• Permeable Pavers
• Protection of existing trees
• Neighborhood center
• Full-size Gym
• Activity Room
• Lounge Area

College Community Youth Baseball Fields


College Community School District retained Hall and Hall Engineers to provide master planning and design services for a 45 acre parcel south of their main campus.

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Our work included completing a flood impact analysis, wetland delineation, jurisdictional permitting, master planning, preparation of construction documents and construction administration. At project startup we worked closely with the steering committee to identify project goals and objectives. Then our project team collaborated with user groups, the athletic department and school officials to gather vital information about their long-term vision for this area. This provided a solid foundation for the design team as the master plan was developed. We worked closely with school officials throughout the design process and always considered the project budget as we made design decisions. Our teams anticipated a construction cost of $2.9 million, which fell in between the low and high bidder. The extra attention given to the project budget allowed school officials to accept some bid alternate upgrades while meeting the overall allocated budget.

Fairfax City Park & Athletic Complex

fairfax, IA

Fairfax City Park Ball Fields Hall and Hall Engineers completed master planning services, design and construction administration for Fairfax’s City Park & Athletic Field Complex. The entire project site is approximately 45 acres with phase one occupying roughly 25 acres.
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Phase one includes two baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, a concession building, rain gardens, a playground structure, parking and walking trails. In addition to our in-house landscape architecture, civil engineering and surveying disciplines, we collaborated with architectural, mechanical and electrical design professionals to complete this project. The concessions building contained rest rooms, storage space and large shade structure. Ball field lighting was also designed into the project.

Prospect Meadows Ball Field Complex Master Plan

marion, IA

Prospect Meadows group selected Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) to create a vision for a ‘One-of-a-kind’ regional recreation destination and sports complex. It is anticipated to provide a new level of service for both local community use and regional use through the Perfect Game amateur baseball organization.

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HHE provided site master planning services to guide the development of the sports complex. This process included the site selection and analysis of three sites to determine the best candidate to accommodate the regional attraction. An analysis of site features, including current and future adjacent land uses, land forms, utility access, vehicle access and roadway capacity were part of the process. HHE worked collaboratively with a market research group to determine appropriate size, uses and amenities within the complex. Phased implementation scenarios were also studied to determine appropriate phasing to align with available budget. A site traffic impact study, also, was prepared for and reviewed by Linn County and the Iowa Department of Transportation. Prospect Meadows Basball Complex illustration The 140-acre project site will include 17 ballfields, two miracle fields, a lake, walking trails, a splash pad, a playground, a grand entry plaza, and many other site amenities. The lake will capture stormwater for storage and irrigation, and double as an amenity. Several elevated spectator viewing plazas are designed to blend with site topography and showcasing vistas..

Helen G. Nassif YMCA


Novak Design Group retained Hall & Hall Engineers to provide civil engineering, landscape architecture and survey design services for the construction of a 40,000 sf facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The facility contains a running track, swimming pool,various courts and fitness areas.

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Our work included site planning, preparation of land entitlement documents, construction documents and construction administration. This facility is also located within a floodplain area which required special attention to flood proof detailing.

HHE was an integral component on the design team to fit the facility within a one square block area while maintaining an existing nearby business. An alley was required to be vacated and sanitary sewer re-routed to provide the necessary land area to fit this facility. Reconstruction of 7th Avenue SE and associated streetscape components, parking lot expansion and service vehicle access were also design obstacles that were overcome by the HHE team.