305 City Market Dr., Lansing, MI 48912
Winner of the Merit Award for General Design from MIASLA, and a Design Award for Outstanding Park from mParks
LAP and its sub-consultants Matrix Consulting Engineers and Comprehensive Engineering were retained by Vibrant Communities, and owner, City of Lansing Parks and Recreation to design and construct Rotary Park in 2019 on 2.25 acres of the previous Lansing Adado Riverfront Park. It received a Design and Outstanding Park Award from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association, as well as, a Design Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Rotary Park features a new ADA kayak launch, a retained beach, a vibrant plaza with a large fireplace, a magical lighted forest, a new venue for small concerts and events under the Shiawassee Bridge, and a new tiered concrete embankment that steps down to the river. The purpose of this park development is to promote economic development, awareness of the Grand River, and to create a vibrant place in downtown. Early reports indicate that this project has exceeded expectations and has become "A must-see" destination. Rotary Park is meant to be a central gathering place unlike any other. It allows for a "flexible programmable space" that anyone can use for social gatherings, corporate outings, strolling, concerts, and many other innovative uses.