Rep Griffin announces two local recreational grant recommendations

first_img20Dec Rep. Griffin announces two local recreational grant recommendations Categories: Griffin News,News State Rep. Beth Griffin today said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended two recreational development grants for South Haven.Griffin, of Mattawan, said the board recommended funding for improvements at Black River Park and Riverfront Park. Funding for the projects is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments.“I am delighted the Trust Fund Board has recommended these two improvement projects that are so important to families and boating enthusiasts in the South Haven area,” Griffin said. “We are blessed with an abundance of beautiful natural resources in our community, and every effort should be made to make them easily accessible to everyone.”The projects are:A $300,000 development at an area of city-owned Riverfront Park in South Haven to include construction of a splash pad. The new water feature will be located near public restrooms, parking, the beach and the downtown area. It will provide a safe alternative for water recreation users, especially young children, when Lake Michigan conditions are unfavorable. The splash pad is also designed as an educational tool for the local Maritime Museum as elements of the splash pad are designed to reflect the “Friends Good Will” historic vessel owned by the museum.Construction to replace skid piers at the Black River Park in South Haven, at a cost of $37,500.The Legislature will consider the recommendations in 2018.#####last_img

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