The ultimate goal of the 21st Century Parks organization is to construct a contiguous beltway of interconnected parks and outdoor recreational areas around the city of Louisville, Kentucky. In project phase 3A, designers were faced with the challenge of transitioning the new Park Road with the existing Echo Trail near Floyds Fork Creek.  This ultimately required a 41-foot embankment to be constructed over soft soils. JC Hines and Associates prepared the mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall design utilizing back-to-back precast modular block walls reinforced with 12-inch strips of geogrid soil reinforcement. Construction was completed in the Spring of 2013.