Master Plan

Rochester University hosted a two-day design charrette in 2014 to generate a conceptual plan for Lake Norcentra Park. Representatives of several community organizations participated in the event, which resulted in the development of a master plan for the park. Realization of the plan is a multi-year process taking place as volunteers and funding become available.

2019 Accomplishments

  • Removal of maintenance shop
  • Park spring clean-up (Lake Norcentra Park Volunteer Day)
  • Renovation of original gymnasium
  • Construction of Slater-Montgomery Family Chapel on maintenance shop site

2018 Accomplishments

  • Dredging of area between Lake Norcentra and pond
  • Installation of two gazebos
  • Completion of deck overlooking Lake Norcentra
  • Park spring clean-up (Lake Norcentra Park Volunteer Day)
  • Lakefront and mural site clean-up (Elevate summer camp volunteers)
  • Reconstruction of Gallaher patio overlooking Lake Norcentra

2017 Accomplishments

  • Completion of Rochester Community Mural painting process (community volunteers)
  • Blocking of gym windows in preparation for Rochester Community Mural installation (masons provided by Wolverine Construction)
  • Bicycle rack and bicycle repair station installation at picnic area entrance (funded by Brooksie Way mini-grant)
  • Park spring clean-up and landscaping (Lake Norcentra Park Volunteer Day)
  • Painting of park benches, picnic tables, and bridge (Lake Norcentra Park Volunteer Day)
  • Painting of picnic tables and mural site clean-up (Rochester Church of Christ Project One 22 volunteers)
  • Installation of new LED lighting throughout park (Shoreview Electric)
  • Installation of fountains and aerators in Lake Norcentra (JC Living Waters)
  • Removal of fallen trees from Lake Norcentra’s south bluff (Gresham Seasonal Services)
  • Installation of Rochester Community Mural (sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union)
  • Lakefront and mural site final clean-up (Elevate summer camp volunteers)
  • Painting of maintenance shop (Elevate summer camp volunteers)
  • Warrior Center and Gallaher stairway landscaping (Kent Piatt)
  • Wayfinding and historical signage (Display mix)
  • Foundation for deck overlooking Lake Norcentra (Rochester Church of Christ Project One 22 volunteers)

2016 Accomplishments

  • Park spring clean-up and landscaping (Lake Norcentra Park Volunteer Day)
  • Painting of Warrior Center for picnic area (Elevate summer camp volunteers)
  • Removal of 35 dead and dying trees (Gresham Seasonal Services)
  • Picnic area landscaping (Rochester Church of Christ Project One 22 volunteers)
  • Pathways to Clinton River Trail (Wolverine Construction volunteers and City of Rochester Hills)
  • Entrance signs from Clinton River Trail (City of Rochester Hills)
  • Contest for mural on Clinton River Trail (sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union)
  • Picnic area landscaping and mural site preparations (Rochester Church of Christ Project One 22 volunteers)
  • Defined picnic area food trucks and Yates Cider booth
  • Patronicity campaign to fund park improvements
  • Rochester Community Mural painting launch (community volunteers)

2015 Accomplishments

  • Park design element refinement (Team-4-Community)
  • Overgrowth clearing for picnic area and other park clean-up projects (Lake Norcentra Park Volunteer Day)
  • Stairway repairs and painting projects (student volunteers)
  • Pump house door construction and tree trimming (Rochester Church of Christ Project One 22 volunteers)
  • Benches and picnic tables (Home Depot and Good Karma Club volunteers)
  • Riverfront Clean-up (Clinton River Watershed Council volunteers)
  • Light pole banners