Winner of the American Public Works Association Southwest Michigan Branch Award for Structures

Celery Flats Trailhead-Portage, Michigan

The City of Portage has been a leader in non-motorized facilities in the region for many years, from on-street bike lanes to off-street trails. 

In 2017 we were contracted to help develop two trailheads, which would set design standards for the City moving forward.  We worked with ICON Structures to create custom pavilions for the City and detailed stone columns and fa├žade for the structure.  We designed a connected restroom facility to incorporate into the pavilion structure.  These pavilions will serve as gathering areas for trail users or for events.  

The Celery Flats pavilion, at the center of the parks system, is 2,300 square feet with a 750 square foot deck, pergolas, and a plaza designed with connections for food trucks.  The Eliason trailhead is smaller at just over 1,000 square feet and is located at the south end of the City's park system.

This project won the American Public Works Association (APWA) Southwest Michigan branch award, in the Structures category.