Grand Rapids starts another round of park overhaul projects

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 15:23:53-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP/FOX 17) — Grand Rapids is kicking off projects to overhaul three more parks as part of a broader effort to improve recreation opportunities citywide.

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place Monday at Douglas, Mulick and Camelot parks.  FOX 17 was at the groundbreakings and will have more starting at 4:00pm on FOX 17 News.

Construction already is taking place at Mary Waters, Campau and Dickinson parks. Upgrades at the parks vary, but they include updating inoperable and outdated equipment and facilities.

The projects are funded by a 2013 voter-approved tax.

Douglas Park is getting more than $190,000 in improvements, including a new picnic area and improved walking paths. Mulick Park is getting nearly $430,000 in work, including a new picnic shelter and upgraded ballfields. Camelot Park is getting more than $190,000 in improvements, including new benches and bike racks.