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Rolling Hills County Park
Site Master Plan & Phase 1 Site Improvements

7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

Project Description

Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission retained ECT to develop a Park Master Plan. The extensive planning process incorporated stakeholder meetings, a public open house, and continuing dialogue with staff and park users. 

The vision for Rolling Hills Park was to provide a variety of recreational amenities set amongst a beautiful backdrop offering an authentic, sustainable, safe experience. The Master Plan communicated this vision and guided ongoing development and stewardship of the park. The active park programs include mountain biking, cross country skiing, fishing disc golf, baseball, soccer, and golf. Visitors seeking passive recreation can enjoy a walk through the nature trails, a picnic in a variety of restored natural settings, or improve their personal fitness.   

The first phase of the Site Master Plan began with a $3.2 million construction project completed in 2013. It included the 1-mile pleasure drive and a new 3-mile primary trail system encompassing the park; five soccer fields, sixty car parking lot, and two open playfields. 

The stormwater management system includes four large biofiltration basins, rain gardens, permeable pavers at all crosswalks, and biofiltration swales. Large open areas not programmed for future recreation activities were restored to native Michigan prairies. 

Project Highlights

  • 360+ acre park master plan

  • Green Stormwater Management

  • New Regional Recreation Center Expanded Recreation Activities & Programs 

  • Wildlife Habitat Enhancements

  • 12 acres of native plantings 

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