Kayakers at Battle Creek Riverfront Park.

Battle Creek Riverfront Park

Battle Creek, Michigan

The Challenge

PEA Group was enlisted to conceptualize a master plan for a new riverfront park in downtown Battle Creek, a popular summer destination. Intended to revitalize the riverfront district and restore the natural habitat along the Kalamazoo River, the concept is expected to provide recreation opportunities in downtown Battle Creek that serve local residents as well as tourists.

Client
Battle Creek White Water, Inc.
Project Type

The Approach

The ambitious design converts an existing concrete channelized river and surrounding parking lot areas into naturalized rapids that can be enjoyed as an Olympic-style kayak course. The park design offers a new riverfront park, featuring waterfront plazas, an outdoor dining area, and a host of other kayak-course amenities.

Services

The Results

This riverfront-park project offers environmental, social, and significant economic benefits.