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Novi Parks’ Pavilion Shore Park wins state Facility Design Award

Release date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Contact: Nathan Mueller, Communication Relations Specialist (248) 347-0431

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Novi Parks Director Jeff Muck poses for a photo with mParks President Brett Kaschinske after being presented with the Facility Design Award for Pavilion Shore Park.

Michigan Recreation and Park Association recognizes park design at annual conference

NOVI, Mich., Feb. 22, 2018 – The City of Novi’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department received a Facility Design Award for Pavilion Shore Park at the Michigan Recreation and Park Association annual conference and trade show on February 9.

The design awards were judged on degree of innovation, aesthetic quality, functionality and construction viability. The award recognized the City of Novi’s innovation in creating a functional pavilion design that connected with the history of the park’s former uses as a casino and amusement park. The park includes a fishing pier, walking paths, open grass space and a multi-piece sculpture by renowned artist David Barr.

“Residents of Novi have watched the development and enhancement of Pavilion Shore Park over the years, making it a destination to enjoy Walled Lake while recognizing its history,” said Jeffrey Muck, Novi Parks Director. “The mParks award recognizes our commitment to be leaders in the parks and recreation field and we will continue to offer exceptional programs and enhance public parkland in the coming years.”

mParks honors exemplary park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and community programs, marketing materials and park projects through the Association’s annual awards. Novi was previously awarded an mParks Facility Design Award in 2016 for the Kids Single Mountain Bike Trail at Lakeshore Park.

“Pavilion Shore Park is a great asset to the City of Novi and provides a peaceful respite for visitors along the shores of Walled Lake,” Mayor Bob Gatt said. “We are thrilled to be recognized for our innovation, and will continue to plan with excellence in mind as we further develop our park system.”

Pavilion Shore      Aerial View of Pavilion Shore Park

For more information on Novi’s parks, visit cityofnovi.org.