Grand Rapids completes improvements to newest park

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Improvements are complete at Grand Rapids’ newest park.

Lexington Park on the city’s West Side now features a picnic shelter, swing set, grill, outdoor seating, improved landscaping, hammock grove and bike racks, city officials announced Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The park, which was previously a vacant lot next to the former Lexington Elementary, is located at 48 Gold Ave. NW.

“The new features at Lexington Park create more opportunities for the community to stay healthy and connected with each other,” David Marquardt, the city’s parks and recreation director, said in a statement. “These improvements wouldn’t have been possible without the creative design input of neighborhood residents in 2018.”

The lot was donated to Grand Rapids in 2013. The cost of the improvements totals $160,000 and was paid for by the city’s parks millage.

“The John Ball neighborhood is excited to explore this unique new park,” Monica Hall, executive director of John Ball Area Neighbors, said. “Parks are an important investment in our community to ensure children, families and neighbors have safe places to play and stay active outdoors.”

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