Three Rivers receives $37K grant

Will fund Memory Isle Park improvements

THREE RIVERS — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announces that 36 communities across the state will share $1,461,500 in Recreation Passport grants.
Among them are Three Rivers, which received $37,500 for Memory Isle Park renovations, and Sturgis, which received $45,000 for Oaklawn Terrace Park renovations.
The proposed project in Three Rivers will renovate the old basketball courts and add features to the existing skate park. Work in Sturgis includes accessible paved paths from the parking area to park amenities, resurfacing the skating/roller hockey rink, and renovations to the outdated playground.
St. Joseph County Community Development Coordinator James Hissong also reports that St. Joseph County was just awarded another DNR grant through the Land and Water Conservation Fund for Cade Lake Park.
Funding for the Recreation Passport Grant program is derived from sales of the Recreation Passport, the $11 annual pass that grants residents vehicle entry at state parks and recreation areas throughout Michigan.
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