Hamilton Park receives 75,000 visitors a year and the service road is a necessity for accessibility during all times of the year. In 2002 Travis County was in search of a better solution to asphalt paving that would provide strength for emergency vehicles and durability for continued use of service vehicles. Working with licensed contractor, Texas Bomanite, Grasscrete was the selected product of choice for the much-needed upgraded emergency vehicle access lane. Texas Bomanite installed 8,000 square feet of Grasscrete using the Reusable Formers along with a Satin Gray Integral Concrete Color, providing for a visible contrast against the landscape for a clear indication of the road location during all-weather situations.
The Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner’s Court in 1990. Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50-foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. However, the pool’s water level stays constant, even during periods of drought. Due to the nature of the pool trail, it’s 1/4 mile in length and includes a series of rock steps descending into the canyon, there are times when immediate access is required.
The Grasscrete system is the “green” product design choice for a variety of landscape solutions. As a cast-in-place, monolithic, pervious concrete pavement that is continuously reinforced to provide superior structural integrity, Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access to a variety of applications without compromising surrounding aesthetics of the exterior landscaping or environment. With an indefinite lifespan, projects can last for more than 20 years and beyond such as the Hamilton Park Access Road—ensuring Grasscrete as a truly sustainable, eco-friendly paving system.