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Grand Rapids Newest Park

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The City of Grand Rapids likely will be getting funding to create a new park from an abandoned parking lot.

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board has recommended $300,000 in funding to turn the parking lot at 620 Madison SE into a neighborhood park.  The lot is on the corner of Madison and Pleasant Street.

The proposed Pleasant Park would have a substantial open space, numerous trees, a playground, and other amenities.

"Having a park within walking distance of every citizen in Grand Rapids is an important goal for the City," said Third Ward City Commissioner James White. "The development of this park will assist in achieving this goal in an area of the City which is severely underserved."

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