Press Release

raSmith Provides Multi-Disciplinary Services for Reconstruction of Root River Parkway

Collaboration With Milwaukee County Parks and Milwaukee County Engineering Leads to Enhanced Safety, Access, and Sustainability

By - May 8th, 2023 04:03 pm
Root River Parkway. Photo courtesy of raSmith.

Root River Parkway. Photo courtesy of

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, provided land surveying, civil engineering, site design, and landscape architecture services to Milwaukee County Parks for the reconstruction of nearly one-half mile of the Root River Parkway adjacent to the Whitnall Beer Garden in the village of Greendale. The beer garden held its grand opening on Friday, May 5.

The project included widening the roadway, adding a 10-foot-wide asphalt path with safety and access considerations for pedestrians and bicyclists, and the redesign of the parking lot. The addition of bio-infiltration basins to the north of the roadway improves stormwater quality and reduces runoff. The raSmith team also designed a new trail to the beer garden and provided landscape architecture services that included a tree protection plan and new plantings to enhance the parking and beer garden areas. This project was a collaborative team effort with Milwaukee County Parks and Milwaukee County Engineering.

About raSmith
raSmith is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant established in the city of Brookfield, Wisconsin, in 1978. Our services are focused on our public and private sector client needs in planning, design, and construction including site planning and design, structural engineering, municipal engineering, transpor-tation and traffic, surveying, development management, ecology, landscape architecture, LiDAR (3D laser scanning), UAS (unmanned aircraft systems), construction services, and geographic information systems (GIS). We work on projects nationwide from our seven locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, and California. The firm employs a staff of 220. For more information about raSmith, visit www.rasmith.com.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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