Park Projects and Improvements
City Forest Chalet Steps
One of our employees, Dale, did a fantastic job building a new staircase behind the Chalet that leads to the bottom of the sled hill.
Dog Park Improvements
The Midland Parks and Recreation Department recently upgraded a few features at the dog park. The new features will replace existing features and more are yet to come. The Midland Dog Park, which is fenced in and has a combination of wooded and open areas for dogs to roam, is about 4 acres and located on the west end of Chippewassee Park.The three new features already installed are an adjustable jumping hurdle, a platform with stairs on either side, and a bigger multi-level platform with a gazebo-type facade.
It is open from 8 a.m. until dusk each day.
This project re-purposed an abandoned water intake pump station on the Tittabawasee River into an elevated river overlook platform, with fishing dock, floating water access dock, boardwalk along the river's edge, gathering plaza, riverfront park areas and new parking lot, all of which are ADA-accessible and are connected to the Rail Trail via a paved accessible walk. The project included removal of invasive exotic plant species from the riverbank and opened up vistas to the river. Native species were planted along the riverbank to re-establish the native flora. The park serves as a rest stop along the 30-mile long Midland County Pere Marquette Rail Trail.