Duncan Memorial Park is a jewel in the middle of the city of Grand Haven. Its nearly pristine 40 acres of forest and hills have been a destination for hikers, sledders, dog walkers and nature lovers for longer than any of us have been alive.

City officials say the park as it is, and as its benefactor Martha Duncan insisted in her gift to the city more than a century ago, is in jeopardy.

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Magicjenn3

So the later family members have a problem with this? Too bad! It wasnt theirs it was hers, and she did with it what she wanted to . They should be thankful somebody in their family was not self centered enough to do that

Mimist

I agree. She wanted it to remain a park forever. I think it's disgraceful for her decendants to go against her wishes.

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