Two West Michigan Parks Receive Support to Increase Accessibility, Expand Facilities

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Meinert Park in Muskegon and Cutler Park in Byron Center to increase accessibility for people living with disabilities and expand and improve park facilities. The support comes through the National Park Service.

"Families across West Michigan visit parks just like Meinert and Cutler to enjoy the outdoors and relax," said Sen. Stabenow. "This support will make it easier for children with disabilities to play at Meinert park and improve facilities at Cutler park so visitors can have more fun swimming or picnicking."

"Our parks play an important role in our communities, providing space for recreation, sports, and relaxation," Levin said. "This funding will help to ensure that all members of our community have access to the park and will allow us to make the parks even better spaces for everyone to enjoy."

The $31,284 for Meinert Park and $98,785 for Cutler Park comes through the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund. The National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund seeks to safeguard natural areas, water resources and our cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans.