“We are really trying to think long-term and set that area up for the future,” assistant to the city manager Sam Janson said.
Items funded by a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant would include new basketball courts west of the skate park, a sidewalk connecting Mulligan Drive and the skate park, and a plaza between the skate park and basketball courts.
“I think it’s going to make Mulligan’s Hollow a draw for the teenagers,” Grand Haven resident Stephen Rauschert said.
Rauschert said it’s important for the city to provide recreational opportunities for teenagers and young adults.
“It is definitely going to be an exciting area,” he said.
Janson said the new plaza would be a place to gather and could be used for events.
“If you provide the space for people to gather, they will gather,” he said, adding that water and sewer lines might also be extended to the plaza for a future restroom and snack stand.
The grant would also allow for funding to make a widened traffic lane near the ski lodge.
“We can’t even get a Harbor Transit bus in there right now because it is too tight,” Janson said.
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