Parks and rec projects planned

St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department Director Jaymes MacDonald said the agency has a busy summer on tap.

Atop the list of projects is the extension of mountain-bike trails at Meyer Broadway Park. MacDonald said the purchase of a $75,000 trail dozer will allow for easy creation of the new trails. MacDonald said work will likely start by Memorial Day and the new trail will possibly be ready by the Fourth of July.

Next, MacDonald has his eyes set on the newest addition to the county’s park system. Kettles Park, located in the southeast corner of Fabius Township has been scouted and about three miles of trails will be developed.

Meanwhile, a final section of boardwalk at Plumb Lake County Park is also on the radar. The 126-acre, Burr Oak Township property is a relatively new park for the county.

One final task MacDonald mentioned was an upgrade of the bathrooms at Rawson’s King Mill County Park in Leonidas Township. In addition, MacDonald said an old barn at the property will be converted into a pavilion.

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