Mendrop has worked diligently with the City of Batesville to enhance and preserve the Batesville Mounds Park – a Mississippi Designated Landmark and notable part of the Mississippi Mounds Trail. Work includes the planning and construction of a new parking pad, railroad crossing, river observation area, and two and a half miles of paved and natural walking trails.
Mendrop coordinated with the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Iowa Pacific Railroads to design and construct the new railroad crossing to provide safe access to the park. Paved and natural trails in the park were built with financial support from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks through grants from the Recreational Trails Program. Mendrop is currently working with architects to add a pavilion with restroom facilities at the site.
The Keep Mississippi Beautiful Foundation and the American Society of Civil Engineers have recognized Mendrop and the City of Batesville for their important work.