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Beckett & Raeder, Inc. was retained as site consultant for the Community. A result of our involvement was the prepara­tion of plans and specifications for the construction and installation of a pre-fabricated walkbridge and nature trail.


The City of Grand Blanc is located in Genesee County, south of Flint, between US-23 and I-75. In 1981 the City pur­chased approximately 137 acres of prop­erty known as Grand Blanc Commons, for the use of passive recreation. The park grounds are enhanced with dense, mature vegetation, and an open drain known as Thread Creek flows through the park. The addition of the walk bridge and nature trails provided ease of pedes­trian access into the park grounds.


The plans were bid by the City with con­struction completed in the Fall of 1991. A majority of the project costs were covered through a grant provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resourc­es.

Grand Blanc Walkbridge and Nature Trail
Grand Blanc, Michigan

2016 Landscape Architectural Sustainability Honor Award

Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

2013 Great Lakes Park, Facility, & Recreation Program Award
Great Lakes Park Trailing Institute
2012 Oak Land Award
Oakland County
2011 Landscape Design Award
Michigan Recreation & Park Association
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