Erosion damages walkway at Kirk Park

Posted at 1:03 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 14:55:06-05

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Erosion has damaged a wooden walking trail at an Ottawa County park.

The county’s parks and recreation department has taped off part of the dune ridge trail at Kirk Park after erosion caused pieces of it to come apart. The damaged portion is between 2 and 7 above the dog beach.

An Ottawa County official said about 30 feet of the dune washed out overnight.

Everyone is asked to avoid the marked off section, which will have to be demolished and replaced in the spring.