City Deck

City Deck Waterfront Boardwalk and Fox River Trail Connection

The City Deck is a public waterfront gathering space developed by the City of Green Bay along the Fox River. GRAEF was retained to provide the structural engineering for this unique recreation and leisure time facility which spans four city blocks in the downtown, running from Walnut Street to Main Street.

The project was created as an active urban boardwalk directly along the river’s edge. It features a series of open areas with benches, transient dock space, fishing piers, and overlooks that offer direct physical and visual access to the river. These activities are reinforced by pedestrian pathways, a continuation of the Fox River Trail, lawn areas, and gathering spaces.

GRAEF provided structural engineering for the boardwalk. The deck system is primarily comprised of a system of wooden structures supported on steel piles within the River. The overall concept, which is being developed in phases, includes four primary platforms that extend up to 50 feet over the river. The actual wood decking is “ipe,” a dense and very durable tropical wood species selected to withstand the elements.

Other Projects

OakPark CAP HeroImage

Climate Ready Oak Park Plan

Village of Hales Corners DPW

Village of Hales Corners Department of Public Works Facility

JSP (3)

James Street Plaza Streetscape and Reconstruction

Hart Park Interpretive Playground

Hart Park Interpretive Playground

Jaycee Park-header

Jaycee Park Master Plan


Waukesha Central City Master Plan


Green Bay, WI


Project Data

Completion 2012


GRAEF Services

Structural Engineering

City Deck Waterfront Boardwalk and Fox River Trail Connection contact

Rosner_Background 2019

Jeffrey Rosner

Practice Area Leader - Facilities