U.P. communities receive parks grants

Dec 6, 2013

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Department of Natural Resources says it will give more than $303,000 in grants to four Upper Peninsula communities for parks and recreation improvements. 

The Land and Water Conservation Fund money is going to the cities of Ironwood, Marquette and Negaunee and Sands Township.

Ironwood will use $30,000 to construct an accessible playground at Longyear Park. 

The City of Marquette is getting $90,000 to extend the multi-use pathway on Hawley Street to the Dead River Bridge. 

Negaunee will use $100,000 to renovate Bernie Rivers Field Park. 

And $83,700 is going to Sands Township for the construction of a warming hut at Blueberry Ridge.