Recreational Projects
Craig A. Woods, RA
LEED    Accredited Professional
Otay River Constructors, Sweetwater Regional Park,
County of San Diego, California.

Earth Tech Design manager and project architect for
numerous structures as part of a $1,200,000
upgrading of a regional park and equestrian
campground by Caltrans. The structures include a
2,000 square foot Meeting and Game Room; a 3,000
square foot public swimming pool with restroom and
shower facilities; a ¾ acre children’s playground with
adjacent restroom facilities (650 square feet);
enclosing of an open-frame pavilion; design of a new
2,300 square foot event pavilion; and design of four 15’
diameter picnic table shade structures. ADA universal
accessibility was an integral design component.
Structures incorporated LEED principles in
sustainable design for minimal energy usage,
daylighting strategies, post-consumer and post-
industrial materials, water conservation, and regionally
supplied materials.

Otay River Constructors,
Sweetwater Valley Little
League Complex,
County of San Diego, California.

Earth Tech Design manager and project architect for a
$3,500,00 Little League Baseball Complex. Design
goal was to maintain the rustic, country feel of the
neighborhood. Design included grading of
approximately 40,000 cubic meters of cut and 40,000
cubic meters of fill in a balanced site. Four 200’ little
league baseball fields and one 300’ baseball field
were designed, complete with dugouts, backstops,
fencing, and bleachers. Structures included a 2,000
square foot Concession Stand/Restroom/Community
Room structure and a batting cage. Operating costs
were of concern to the Little League, so low
maintenance, low water consumption, and low energy
consumption were design goals. Building features
included orientation and fenestration to maximize
energy savings from daylighting. Fixtures of low water
consumption were specified. Building materials were
regionally produced concrete masonry units. Security
for children in restroom facilities and play areas were
aided by open, highly visible design. The fields had turf
outfields with full irrigation systems. Landscaping in
non-play areas were designed for drought tolerance
and low maintenance and included irrigation systems
for establishment of plant material and drought
periods. Universal accessibility (ADA) was provided to
all facilities and from the 160 space parking lot. An
earlier phase of the complex, which included a single
300’ field and parking for 39 cars had cost $1,500,000.
Earth Tech was called in to design this phase and
value-engineer out excessive costs. Final Earth Tech
value-engineering provided 5 times the ballfieds, 4
times the parking, landscaping and grading, plus a
concession stand and restrooms for a little more than
double the cost of Phase I.