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Innovation Hills Construction Status

Many exciting developments will be occurring in the upcoming months and years. Bookmark this page for construction status and how it may affect your regular visits to the park. Schedules are subject to change so check back often.

Status of Park: Park is closed due to construction. Opening target has been delayed due to longer than anticipated setup of electrical service necessary to fill and circulate pond water. Status will be updated weekly on Wednesdays until open.

Summer 2019
  • Electrical - finalizing details, most inspections complete, waiting on DTE meter and final approval
  • Pond filling - Ponds are being filled - expected in about 1 week
  • Complete installation of concrete glow pathways - 100% complete
  • Complete planting of 300+ shrubs and trees - 80% complete
  • Complete planting of grasses - 50% complete (Some areas will need to be replanted in the Fall)
  • Complete final paver pathway connections - 80% complete
  • Complete Riverside Boardwalk - 95% complete

Fall/Winter 2019

  • Install new restroom facilities
  • Build new Ranger Shack
  • Start construction of Woodland and Wetlands boardwalks
  • Finalize playground design

Spring 2020

  • Start construction of unique nature focused, universal design playground
  • Install first shelter area
  • Start construction of universal design kayak landing

Concepts and Construction Plans

Strategic Framework Plan (Final Draft)

Parking Lot Layout

Pond Construction Overview

Pond Landscape Plan


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