Captain Michael McGuire Memorial Park


  • Survey
  • DCNR Grant Applications
  • Development of Construction Drawings
  • Site Planning, Design, and Layout
  • Site Grading
  • Stormwater Management Calculations
  • NPDES Stormwater Permitting
  • Vault Toilet Privy Permitting
  • Bidding
  • Construction Management


Saint Francis University, Cambria County

Project Details

The park is a multi-use community facility that promotes health and fitness while celebrating the historical, religious, and cultural heritage of Loretto. The site is also used by Saint Francis University for environmental education, wellness education, and stewardship training.

The park is handicapped accessible and includes picnic tables, grills, benches, bike racks, restrooms, walking paths, fitness stations, and playground equipment. Additionally, interpretive signs are stationed throughout the park with local historical information. Signage, detailing the local environment habitat, is complemented by an outdoor classroom, rain gardens, and native plantings.

To ensure expansion, our team designed the Park Master Plan, which allows for future wetland boardwalks and hiking trails that connect to the Saint Francis University campus.

Project Uniqueness/Challenges:

  • Partnership between Loretto Borough and Saint Francis University for DCNR funding.
  • Joint permit for future boardwalk permitting.
  • Site design contains a number of “green” elements including rain gardens, pervious pavers, and furniture with recycled plastic components.


We have teamed with Keller Engineers on several design-build projects for PennDOT. When selecting a designer, the more critical factors are trust and competence, more so than a low price. If your designer makes a mistake in quantities it can cost you a lot of money. We have stayed with Keller Engineers because we trust them to provide competent service at a competitive price.  S. Scott Grannas, Vice President Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Co., Inc.

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