Burke fosseE Fitness Trail

The Burke Fossee Fitness Trail in Lake Front Park opened during the 2014 Grosse Pointe Woods annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The trail is named after Burke Fossee, a longtime resident who had a fondness for Lake Front Park, and for staying fit and active. Individual donors and a generous donation from the Fossee family made the project a reality; plaques recognizing sponsors are placed at each station.

The fitness equipment is permanently installed at nine scenic locations along the park’s 1.4-mile paved path. Included are a squat press, chest/back press, tai chi wheels, and a cardio stepper. Stations are spaced 100 to 200 yards apart, encouraging people to walk or run as they move between them. 


City Hall Clocktower

The Clock Tower in front of the Grosse Pointe Woods City Hall was purchased and installed by the Foundation in 2010. The large planters, filled with flowers in the summer months and festive greens in the winter, were also donated to the city by the Foundation.


activities building Games

When you're playing fooseball and air hockey in the activities building at Lake Front Park, you are enjoying efforts of the Foundation.