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Water condition warning system not in park's upgrades plan

Posted at 5:45 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 17:45:48-04

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Improvements planned for Holland State Park in western Michigan include a new restroom building, an automated parking notification system and even upgrades to a campground’s electric service.

But a draft of the park’s new $4.6 million general management plan by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources does not include an updated water condition warning system for visitors.

The Holland Sentinel reports Wednesday that the plan -- for the next decade -- includes exploring “development of an AM radio station or interactive application to convey real-time park information.

Three people have drowned this year at the park which is in Park Township and abuts Lake Michigan.