The Lapeer High School Hill: We’re Over it

If you’ve ever parked at Lapeer High School for an event, or visited the Lapeer Optimist Fields for soccer, you’ve undoubtedly noticed something strange in the south lot.

Why the heck is there a grassy knoll in the middle of the parking lot?

Back in the 1970s, when the building was constructed, there were main electrical supply lines buried under the hill. In addition, at one time there were also air conditioning lines buried there before they were moved closer to the school.

Fast forward all these years and it’s finally time to say it: We’re over the hill.

We’ve needed the space for extra parking for years, and now is our chance.

Removing the hill would allow for 25,000 square feet of parking in an area that desperately needs it. This would free up space for up to 75 more parking spaces in that area (depending on configuration).

All told, the 2022 Zero-Tax-Increase School Improvement Bond has earmarked more than $250,000 for the removal of the hill and the construction of additional parking in its place.

The Lapeer Optimist Soccer Fields from the top of the hill, looking southeast.

To learn more about other bond projects slated for LHS, click here.

If you have any other questions about the bond, contact Jared Field, LCS Director of Communications at

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