Special Merit – Education, Healthcare & Public
Mead Witter Park
Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Owner: Mead Witter Foundation
Concrete Supplier: County Ready Mix Corporation
Architect: Saiki Design
Engineer: Jewell Associates Engineers, Inc.
Contractor: The Boldt Company
A vacant parking lot in downtown Wisconsin Rapids was purchased by the Mead Witter Foundation and repurposed as a vibrant community park.
More than 200 cubic yards of locally sourced ready-mix concrete was poured to form winding pathways throughout the park.
The concrete’s subtle and playful design, compliments the movement of the adjacent Wisconsin River.
White colored ready-mix concrete was additionally used to create seating areas and add visual interest to the walkways.
The park features historic elements and more than 3,500 plants. As a nod to local history, a concrete and stone footbridge was constructed to replicate a structure that provided entry to the local mill over a century ago.
With ready-mix concrete’s extended service life, the park will remain a beautiful and cherished community asset for decades.