Richardson-based stone and masonry company Dee Brown, Inc., and Minnesota-based Coldspring, a quarrier and fabricator of granite and natural stone, have been awarded an international 2020 Pinnacle Award of Excellence for their work with the City in creating the entry portals at Richardson’s Spring Creek Nature Area. The Pinnacle Awards is a worldwide competition held by the Natural Stone Institute, which is comprised of companies representing more than 50 countries.

The leaf-themed portals, comprised of benches, sculptures and pass-through entryways made of Kenoran Sage granite, sit at the two northern corners of the 100-acre park and provide visible gathering spaces/welcome areas as well as connect the SCNA Perimeter Trail with the park’s inner trail system. Their creation in 2019 was one of the first major initiatives to come from the Spring Creek Nature Area Master Plan approved by the City Council in 2015.