Township Park Improvements

Marathon Township
Marathon, MI

Project Overview

Township officials acquired a 23-acre property abutting the Southern Links Trailway through a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MDNRTF) and received a $150,000 DNR Recreation Passport grant for park development. Improvements included construction of a gravel parking area, an ADA accessible restroom, a pathway connection to the 10-mile Southern Links Trailway, a playscape, bike racks, signage, benches, and a rain garden.

F&V provided conceptual planning and cost opinions, grant application assistance, design and construction documents, and construction administration.

The township’s first and only park, once a dirt path leading to an empty field, is now a hidden gem on Lapeer County’s north end. For nature lovers and avid cyclists of the Southern Links trailway, the park is considered a trailhead and provides a perfect secluded stopover.

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