Red Oaks Nature Center

Madison Heights, Michigan

PEA completed a design for site improvements for the Red Oaks nature park in Madison Heights. PEA collaborated with the park staff to develop a site analysis of the parking lot, building access and trail circulation.

After analyzing the daily use of the park, PEA developed a revised trail head layout to improve the safety of the park by re-routing trail access away from the roads and parking areas and creating one central trail head to serve visitors.

PEA also developed a parking lot concept that minimized disturbance to natural areas by more effectively utilizing an existing parking area, re-paving the site in a more efficient layout and providing better access from existing parking to the nature center building.

Client | Reference
Oakland County Parks and Recreation


Project Team
Kevin Staley, PE
Wesley Berlin, PE
Jeffrey Smith, PLA, LEED AP
Kelly Burks, LA Designer

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | Red Oaks Nature Center