40 acre park coming to South Haven

Posted at 11:19 PM, Oct 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-27 23:19:33-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Nearly 40 acres of land is turning into a park for the public to enjoy.

The South Haven Area Recreation Authority bought the property along 14th avenue, thanks to a grant from the state’s natural resources trust fund.

The park is expected to hold baseball, softball, and soccer fields, along with walking trails and a concession stand.

The Recreation Authority says the city needs new facilities to replace existing athletic fields that are either full or worn out from so much use.

The cost to develop the park is expected to cost more than $4 million.

Officials still need to raise that money to fund construction.