Gallup Bridge Community Orchard West Park Bandshell
Gallup Park bridge, road and trail schematic
The Gallup Park bridge, road and trail design study explores options to reimagine the vehicular bridge which is due to be replaced. It also highlights cohesive design solutions for the adjacent segments of park road and the Border to Border Trail. Multiple engagement opportunities with the public and a steering committee (of City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County representatives) provided the project team guidance throughout the design process. Community feedback was used to develop project goals and design criteria to guide the design process. The community also provided input on design alternatives which was used to refine the final recommended design.
The schematic design study report is available here. The area around the park entrance is currently being studied as a result of this plan.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Hillary Hanzel, Park Planner and Landscape Architect, [email protected]
A proposal, initially brought forth by residents to rename Winchell Park, has been approved by Ann Arbor City Council. The Ann Arbor parks Park Naming
Subcommittee recommended it at their October 2021 meeting, followed by the Park Advisory Commission (PAC) in December.
A dedication ceremony will take place early summer 2022 to celebrate Dr. Harold Lockett.
Lockett, was born in Delaware in 1924 and served on the Ann Arbor School Board from 1965-1971. He was a child psychiatrist and University of Michigan assistant professor. In addition to his work with the University of Michigan Medical Center, he worked for the state department of mental health. He died in 1994 at the age of 70.
West Park Band Shell Update
We apologize for the closure of the West Park Bandshell that occurred this past summer. During our routine inspections, we noticed cracking taking place in the foundation of the structure. We hired a consultant, Hubbell, Roth and Clark, to perform a structural analysis of the structure and make recommendations on possible repairs. The report was released this month, which we have shared with the Park Advisory Commission at the October 2021 meeting. The report is available to the public and can be viewed here
As the report mentions, the bandshell has a foundation that is no longer considered safe for use and will need to be repaired. The needed repair does provide us, as a community, the opportunity to look at the bandshell and envision what the future could be. Prior to any potential moves, we will be reaching out for public feedback and input. It is important for us to have a clear understanding of what our community wants to see happen. The Parks and Recreation Department will begin planning an engagement strategy, and look forward to hearing from you over the coming year.
Any questions or comments can be directed to Adam Fercho, Park Planner/Landscape Architect at [email protected]
or 734.794.6230 ext.42549.