KALAMAZOO 
GRAND RAPIDS 

313 North Burdick Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tel: 269.978.5143

1430 Monroe Avenue NW

Suite 210

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Tel: 616.438.9841

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MILLENNIUM PARK

VIRIDIS Design Group provided professional planning and design services to the Kent County Parks Department for this 1500 acre park reclamation of the former sand and gravel mining operation. VIRIDIS was responsible for leading the process through all phases of the project including schematic design, agency permitting and reviews, construction documentation, bidding, and construction administration. Additionally, the design of all site-related improvements including the paved and soft surface trails, elevated boardwalks, overlook decks, bridges, grading, stormwater management, and native planting were led by the design team.

 

In conjunction with the leadership of the owner and financial support from the project donor, VIRIDIS met the challenge of melding the project vision with the realities of the site’s opportunities and constraints, while adhering to the “Millennium Standard” of restoring the land’s ecological health and biodiversity and creating a recreational place that is equitable, socially just, and accessible to all.

DETAILS

AWARDS

Location: Kent County, Michigan

Size: 1500 Acres

Client:Kent County Parks Department

Honor Award for Design - Fred Meijer Millennium Trail,

 ASLA Michigan, 2018

Image: Rachel Kramer