The City of Westfield, Indiana is a suburban Indianapolis community placing a large emphasis on quality of life improvements through recreational facilities for residents, which also attract visitors. Grassy Branch Creek is a waterway which runs through the city and is a highlight of Grand Junction Park, a six acre recreational amenity primed to become the landmark park of the Midwest. Grand Junction Park features an outdoor performance venue, café, children’s play area, and other amenities all connected by bicycle and pedestrian thoroughfares.
The restoration of Grassy Branch was undertaken as a Design-Build project led by Williams Creek Management prior to the construction of Grand Junction Park. The design and restoration of the Grassy Branch Creek conformed to the City’s desire to construct the embankments in a manner which would require the least amount of reconstruction during the implementation of Grand Junction Park. Williams Creek’s extensive knowledge and experience in building urban or waterway systems provided the City of Westfield with a creative yet implementable solution to the restoration of Grassy Branch Creek as a key component of Grand Junction Park, serving the long-term recreation needs of both residents and visitors alike.