The City of Sterling Heights has five major parks and 26 neighbor parks. In November 2016, the residents of Sterling Heights passed the Recreating Recreation millage to fund approximately $45 million in proposed parks and recreation improvements.
Dorchen/Martin Associates was chosen by the City to provide architecture and planning services for its park improvements. Dorchen/Martin in turn contracted with NFE to provide civil engineering and land surveying services.
The first round of parks to get improvements included six neighborhood parks. NFE’s scope of work for each park included topographic surveys, engineering site plans, soil erosion control plans, construction staking, construction administration and inspection services during construction. The following is a listing of the six parks and the improvements made:
- Hadley Park - Resurfaced paths and new play structure
- Imus Park – New road from Dodge Park Road, new sidewalks, resurfaced paths and resurfaced athletic courts
- Chappelle Park – New sled hill, new play structure, new pavilion and resurfaced paths
- Hampton Park – New parking lot, resurfaced athletic courts, new play structure, new pavilion and resurfaced paths
- Washington Square Park – Resurfaced athletic courts, new pavilion, new play structure and resurfaced paths
- Delia Park - Resurfaced tennis courts