With 13 parks, Huron-Clinton Metroparks totals a combined 25,000 acres for users to enjoy. The parks host events and programs and offer a variety of recreational activities, including camping, golfing, sailing, biking, hiking, family-friendly activities, and more. Dedicated to providing safe and equal access to users of all backgrounds throughout the parks, Huron-Clinton Metropark Authority (HCMA) partnered with the PEA Group team to develop a safe and efficient non-motorized connection between four regional parks: Brighton Recreation Area, Huron Meadows Metropark, Island Lake Recreation Area, and Kensington Metropark.
PEA Group completed an in-depth investigation of 84 route variations. The routes were vetted with stakeholders and the public through both community events and the creation of an online survey. Over 1,000 surveys were completed within two weeks, showing overwhelming support for the preferred route. Our team used this information to develop preliminary engineering plans and cost opinions for the preferred route. PEA Group prepared preliminary engineering plans for five miles of pathway, including a pedestrian bridge over U.S. 23.