Skate rink at Mercury Park has been razed

Alexander Sinn • Nov 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Crews set to work this week to remove the inline skate rink from Mercury Park in Grand Haven Township.

The Township Board voted in August to raze the rink amid dwindling public use. The cost of repairing the rink was determined not worth the benefit to the public, officials argued, as it no longer hosted hockey leagues and its condition was deteriorating.

Residents petitioned the removal since 2016 when it was first considered.

The township is considering pickleball courts, a playground and splash park or a fenced dog park for the site.

The cost to remove the rink and replace it with hydroseed is about $15,000. A fence will likely be installed this spring while the grass is growing.

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