The City of Rogers City retained Beckett & Raeder, Inc. to facilitate the planning process for the Rogers City Park Linkage Plan and Coastal Zone Management Update. The project, partially funded by a Coastal Zone Management Grant, identified the appropriate character and type of activity to support and enhance the recreation demand in Rogers City. It builds on Rogers City’s greatest assets: The unspoiled Lake Huron Shoreline and significant natural resources, beautiful lakefront parks and conservation areas, and a successful municipal marina and active downtown. The main objective of the plan was to improve non-motorized access to Lake Huron and to recommend a route and methods to link all of the city’s lakefront parks.
The project includes the construction of four miles of continuous, barrier-free path to connect to major public parks along the Lake Huron Shoreline. The path parallels the shoreline for approximately 3.5 miles. Except for a few short connections along city streets, the path can be accommodated along its own right-of-way separating it from vehicles. The path traverses several parks including Lakeside Park, North Shore Park, South Shore Park, Seagull Point and the 400 acre Herman Vogler conservation area.
Rogers City Trail System
Rogers City, Michigan
2016 Landscape Architectural Sustainability Honor Award
Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects