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|City to try again for park improvement grant|
|Written by GrandHavenTribune.com|
|Tuesday, 19 February 2008 15:55|
Lisa Sutterfield, Grand Haven's assistant city manager, likes the city's chances this year in getting a $300,000 state grant for improvements at East Grand River Park.
The improvements would include new barrier-free amenities like drinking fountains, benches, grills, picnic tables, playground, and accessible boardwalk to a fishing platform and wildlife viewing area. Other items include security enhancements and an irrigation system; and upgrades to the existing playground equipment, boardwalk, gazebo and parking lot.
Not part of this project, but planned for the future at East Grand River Park, are acquisition of adjacent land, new barrier-free restrooms and connection to an extended waterfront trail in the city.
The park's boat launch will be improved this summer under a separate grant.
Because many of the items in the proposed project will create barrier-free access to the park's amenities, Sutterfield asks that any organizations or individuals involved or affected by handicapped issues to contact her office (847-4888) to offer support for the state grant request.
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