The greenway you run on, the park you picnic in, the local ball field, or the playground your kids drag you to each Saturday, these are what transform a community into a home. Realizing the potential in an area or tract of land takes time, vision, dedication, and experience.

Our engineers, surveyors, and community development experts are dedicated to turning your community’s vision into a reality. Our approach is based around a commitment to engage the public and stakeholders, source funding, seamlessly navigate permitting and regulatory requirements, and engineer engaging spaces that encourage both community health and economic development.

By partnering with the best qualified landscape architects for y our specific needs, we can help you envision, develop and improve:

  • Parks

  • Greenways

  • Splashpads

  • Playgrounds

  • Athletic parks

  • Recreational complexes

  • Downtown common areas


Our Work in Your Communities

Deep River Greenway Park System - Randleman, North Carolina

Nature trail master plan keeps community in mind

The City of Randleman Deep River Nature Trail Master Plan was developed to chart out the trail’s future course for expansion and preservation of this prized natural resource in the Deep River and to tell a story of the rich mill history located along the path. Delivered in 2015, The Wooten Company developed a plan for the Town of Randleman that would incorporate the Apple Road Park, Upton Property, River Bend Property, Beach Front, Nature Center and Riverwalk along the west side of Deep River. The overall goal for the plan’s creation was to prepare the City for its application for Parks and Recreation Trust Fund support of the Phase 1 implementation. The plan elaborated on public input gathered which expressed a strong desire for the Trail, as well as itemized community health and economic benefits that could be expected to make the case for funds to construct .25 miles of new trail to the City’s Worthville property in the same year. Following goals included improving connectivity to existing trails, optimizing the trails to function as conservation and enhancement tools for floodplain and riparian and wildlife habitat, and also facilitate a multi-agency approach to new trail development.


Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens - Raleigh, North Carolina

Improvements to this historic garden honor the civil rights hero

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After submitting a successful application for Parks and Recreation Trust Fund financing, The Wooten Company continued its work with the Town of Nashville, providing complete design services for its new Glover Park complex. A truly multidisciplinary effort, the project incorporated our architectural, landscape architectural and civil design services in the site development and construction of a softball field, three Little League fields, football and soccer fields and two basketball courts. A $1.2 million effort, the two-phased project also involved a 3,700 foot trail, 1,800 sq-ft score tower/concession stand/restroom facility, bleachers, lighting, irrigation and fencing for the ball fields, additional parking (bringing the total to 200 spaces), concrete sidewalk, extension of storm sewer system, and sanitary sewer main.


Downtown Master Plan - Pembroke, North Carolina

Collaboration with Town leaders helped turn a Vision into a Plan

The Town of Pembroke, NC knew that its downtown has the potential to provide a destination for entertainment, commerce and business to both its local population as well as the student and visiting populations connected to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the many events held there.  In addition to a desire to improve the appearance of the area, Town leaders and local stakeholders also sought to incorporate functional modifications to the area and its corridors to promote use and attract people to the area.  The Project Team worked with Town leaders to identify goals for the downtown area and scope potential improvements that would serve to promote those goals.  Within the study area, potential improvements were developed and presented in phases to aid Pembroke in implementation in a manner which is manageable, both financially as well as functionally. The Master Plan was finalized in September of 2016.


Glover Park - Nashville, North Carolina

New park provides plenty of options for attendees

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After submitting a successful application for Parks and Recreation Trust Fund financing, The Wooten Company continued its work with the Town of Nashville, providing complete design services for its new Glover Park complex. A truly multidisciplinary effort, the project incorporated our architectural, landscape architectural and civil design services in the site development and construction of a softball field, three Little League fields, football and soccer fields and two basketball courts. A $1.2 million effort, the two-phased project also involved a 3,700 foot trail, 1,800 sq-ft score tower/concession stand/restroom facility, bleachers, lighting, irrigation and fencing for the ball fields, additional parking (bringing the total to 200 spaces), concrete sidewalk, extension of storm sewer system, and sanitary sewer main.


Pennington Athletic Complex Field - Lumberton, North Carolina

Ball field construction completed under a year, in time to host 2018 Youth World Series

Winner of a 2019 ACEC/NC Engineering Excellence Honors Award

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For the fourth time in the history of Dixie Youth Baseball, the league’s World Series came to the Tar Heel State in August of 2018. Over the two weeks of the tournament, more than 700 players came to the City of Lumberton representing 60 teams from across 11 states. But the road to such a successful tournament was not an easy one for the City and its Parks and Recreation staff, as the League’s strict guidelines required that fields be updated, facilities improved, and an entirely new field designed and constructed to provide enough capacity to host so many games at once.

In August of 2017, The Wooten Company was selected to ensure that the new field would be ready. The site selected was an uncleared wooded area adjacent to the existing complex, and the effort began with a complete topographic and boundary survey of the 7.5 acre site. Ultimately the overgrown site would become home to a ball field with a 300-foot fence, an access road for maintenance equipment, lighting, a scoreboard, bleachers, under drainage and an irrigation system.

After a year of intensive work by both the design team and the City staff, the Pennington Athletic Complex Field #6 was not only completed on time, but two weeks early, giving the sod even greater opportunity to establish itself and prepare for the Dixie Youth World Series. Designed to spur economic development and earn a return on investment, successfully hosting the 2018 Dixie Youth World Series earned the City of Lumberton an additional $2-$3 million in economic impact over the two weeks it took place.


Culp Road Greenway - Misenheimer, North Carolina

Greenway continues connectivity of Carolina Thread Trail

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The Village of Misenheimer and Towns of Richfield and New London were awarded $20,000.00, matched by an additional $10,000 in local funds, to develop a corridor design for a The Culp Road Trail, a portion of the Carolina Thread Trail.  The Wooten Company assisted the local communities in completing right-of-way survey, topographic survey, and trail design, including location along the right-of-way as well as configuration of drainage and grade modifications.  Careful communication was maintained with the local Division of NCDOT to ensure concurrence throughout the design effort.  The Wooten Company provided required documentation to request formal encroachment from the NCDOT and responded to NCDOT’s comments, which required adjustments to the final design documents in order to accomplish the intended goals of the local municipalities and receive final approval of the NCDOT, which was received in 2014.

When completed, the four foot wide trail will be a small component of the Carolina Thread Trail, a regional trail that will pass through 15 counties in North and South Carolina to create a “Green Interstate” and provide more than 2.3 million people with access to natural areas and recreational paths for running, hiking, biking, paddling, walking and more.