2012 parks celebration includes 2 permanent projects

The establishment of River Road and a self-guided tour is one of the two permanent projects being completed as part of the 2012 Grand River Greenway Parks Celebration.
Becky Vargo
Dec 3, 2011

A Memory Grove at Eastmanville Farm on Leonard Road in Polktown Township is the other.

Celebration Chairwoman Marjie Viveen said when it’s all done, there will be 42 blazes (numbers or direction indicators) placed on River Road, both north and south of the Grand River. River Road is the historical name for Leonard Road on the north side of the river; and a combination of Mercury, Green and North Cedar on the south side of the river.

Anyone interested in touring River Road can pick up a brochure, which has descriptions of historic sites along the river. The descriptions are numbered, matching up to the blazes along the road. There is also a map in the brochure, allowing people to do a self-guided tour.

“This is your access to parks along the Grand River,” Viveen said. “Every park has one special feature — like a kayak launch, the Memory Grove, a centennial farm.”

The circular tour will help familiarize you with the park, while the brochure will give you things to do in a given park along the way, she said.

To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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