MAILBAG: Why no drinking fountain?

Dennis of Grand Haven asks, "I would like to know why there is no drinking fountain installed at Bicentennial Park."
Mark Brooky
Aug 31, 2012


k. Is it because the shop owners want us to buy their refreshments and they are influencing park department decisions? We should not have to walk to the city marina to get a drink of water when there is a city water supply located at the new bathrooms at the north end of the shops."


Apparently, Dennis is thirsty, and Dutch to boot. But I'm of German descent, so I get Dennis.

Grand Haven City Manager Pat McGinnis said the city's Parks and Recreation Commission has never had this request. He also said there is an ample source of water up and down the waterfront.

However, McGinnis said he would forward Dennis' idea to the Parks and Recreation Board to see if they would like to take the matter up at an upcoming meeting.

"The city is planning some upgrades at the shops, so it could be a good time to consider this improvement," McGinnis added.

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