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Devon G. Buffet Amphitheater & Splash Cove – Decatur, Illinois

    SKS Engineers was invited by the City of Decatur, courtesy of Chastain & Associates, LLC to work on the Devon G. Buffet Lakeshore Amphitheater, as well as Overlook Adventure Park’s Splash Cove, in January 2017. Splash Cove is a water park consisting of a one story masonry wall building, pools and water slides, which includes a forty foot tall water slide support tower, and the Devon Amphitheater consists of an amphitheater stage and concession and restroom building with masonry walls, with a capacity of over 3000. We recommended foundation types, depth of excavation, and soils to use as backfill in the construction of each of these structures.

    The Devon Amphitheater opened May 2019, and SKS Engineers continued to perform quality control inspections in Splash Cove until it opened in May 2021.