Minnesota Autism Center

Eagan, MN
Completion Date Summer 2016
Value $330,000
Services Performed
Sod, Seed & Erosion Control
Fencing & Site Amenities
Athletic Fields & Facilities

Minnesota Autism Center

Peterson Companies was hand selected by the general contractor to facilitate the design and complete the construction of  the athletic fields for The Minnesota  Autism Center. This project was unique due to the track and fields  being built at 1/3 of the size of  standard athletic fields and events. Despite the size difference, the same  high-end products and services  were used  similar to  any other major athletic complex. One of the Center's highest  priorities for this site  was for us  to ensure the facilities would  remain clean and safe  for the students using it.  With safety and cleanliness in mind, we  chose to construct a sand-based field  using specialty  sand-based athletic sod imported from Coloma, WI.  Also, we installed draintile sub-drainage throughout the field subgrade  to keep the fields dry and mud free  regardless how much rain the site receives. 

Project Included:

  • Subgrade verification and laser grading
  • Sand soil correction for running track 
  • Installation of draintile sub-drainage 
  • Import and installation of sand peat for baseball and soccer fields 
  • Installation of five-lane undersized track with resilient surface and  special track markings
  • Installation of irrigation system for fields
  • Installation of sand-based athletic sod