5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Planning

PARKS AND RECREATION ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE

Officials in the Village of Saranac reached out to residents when developing a five-year plan for its parks and recreation offerings. The goal was to get new ideas to expand recreational opportunities along the Grand River and keep visitors afoot.

F&V helped with the planning effort, drafting concepts and budgets for a five-year plan. We assisted the village in acquiring seven acres of property with a MDNR land acquisition grant and a MDNR Trust Fund to develop the Saranac Village Nature Park. Developments include a 10-foot wide asphalt path, fishing overlook, educational signage and landscape improvements.

The master plan left a trail of activity in the Village of Saranac and more ideas to tap into its resources.