Karwick Nature Park
Haas & Associates recently designed and developed Michigan City's Karwick Nature Park, which was an adaptive reuse project, funded with grant money from Lake Michigan Coastal Program grants.
The project involved transforming 23.5 acres, which were formerly an unregulated landfill, into a public access recreation area bordered by an undisturbed wildlife habitat and natural forest along the banks of Trail Creek. Ultimately, the park will provide an impressive amount of amenities, including “Education Stations," walking trails, bike paths, a bridge over Trail Creek, and picnic shelters. Additionally, there will be a nature center and a fishing area, as well as natural features, such as Trail Creek, and surrounding wetlands and natural wildlife, all of which make this project a truly remarkable renovation.