Kalamazoo Riverfront Park

Battle Creek, Michigan

Client | Reference
Battle Creek White Water, Inc.


Project Team
Sam Lovall, PLA, ASLA
Jeffrey Smith, PLA, LEED AP
Kelly Burks, LA Designer

PEA prepared a conceptual master plan for a new riverfront park in downtown Battle Creek. The park is intended to revitalize the riverfront district, restore natural habitat along the Kalamazoo River, and provide new recreation opportunities in downtown Battle Creek to serve local residents as well as tourists.

The ambitious design converts an existing concrete channelized river and surrounding parking lot areas to a naturalized rapids that can be used as an Olympic style kayak course. The park design offers a new riverfront park including waterfront plazas, outdoor dining area and amenities associated with the kayak course.

This project offers environmental benefits, social benefits as well as significant economic benefits.

Services Provided
Park design, preliminary master plan, site analysis, floodplain analysis.

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | Kalamazoo Riverfront Park