Welcome to the Millennium Locks Website

Project Overview:

Team Millennium Locks has taken on the project of designing a recreational lock system to connect two lakes in Millennium Park located in southwest Grand Rapids. Millennium Park has access to five small lakes.  Part of Millennium Park’s plan for future expansion includes making these five lakes accessible for canoes and kayaks.  With a brand new boat dock ready for use this year, boaters have access to the primary lake and the lake directly to the north.  The remaining three lakes have all been connected via canals.  The problem that Millennium Locks has addressed is connecting these two water bodies that differ in water surface elevation by 3 ft and are separated by a distance of 130 ft.