The Friends of Grand Haven State Park is a nonprofit organization that wants to improve access and programming for all park users.
Grand Haven State Park Supervisor Joyce Rhodes said everyone involved in the group, which first got together in the fall of 2012, is very enthusiastic about taking on park projects.
“They took the ball and they ran with it,” Rhodes said. “I am excited and I think it will be a good thing.”
According to Rhodes, the group invites community input on what types of things happen at the park.
There are a number of projects that are being looked at by the friends group to make sure that the park remains viable for years to come.
“There’s just so many projects that will enhance the park, and there are a lot of people that love the park and don’t know how to help,” group member Nancy Wildeman said. “As people join, we can get more things done.”
Some of the group's goals are to furnish a new playground for the park, resurface the parking lot and enhance the campsites.
Friends of Grand Haven State Park is open to anyone age 18 and older. Meetings are typically at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Loutit District Library.
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