Nottawa County Park will transition to day-use park

Nottawa County Park, located on Sand Lake in Nottawa Township, will no longer operate as a campground and will instead shift its focus toward becoming a more family-friendly, day-use park.
Parks and Recreation director Jaymes MacDonald said the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Commission reached its decision last week after several months of debating the issue.
The commission is optimistic that the shift in focus will help attract a wider array of St. Joseph County’s 62,000 residents, MacDonald said.
Several projects are planned for the site in 2016, including the addition of modern bathrooms, a fishing pier, a new sand volleyball court, boat rentals and a concession stand. Additional pavilions, a new playground and expanded parking also are planned in the near future.
MacDonald said Cade Lake Park in Fawn River Township will be promoted to a greater extent in order to attract prospective campers.

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One comment

  1. I believe you would achieve the same result, and even get more campers, by making improvements of modern bathrooms, a fishing pier, a new sand volleyball court, boat rentals, etc.

    Truth is they want to do away with public campgrounds.

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