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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.