7.6.15: Grand Haven State Park gets new walkways for beach access
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Grand Haven State Park along Lake Michigan now has two new walkways that are designed to improve beach access.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a 180-foot walkway is available at the pavilion and day-use area while a 190-foot walkway is available near some campsites.
The walkways provide beach access to people using wheelchairs, walkers and canes. Each walkway includes a midpoint resting area and viewing deck at the end. The nonprofit group Friends of Grand Haven State Park worked with park and state officials on the effort.
Friends of Grand Haven State Park contributed $15,000 to the project through fundraising activities and the DNR contributed an additional $15,000 through its Partnership Match Program. The DNR Parks and Recreation Division also provided $10,000.