Kiwanis park in need of updates

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By DeAnna Sanders
The Holt Journal

Thomas Miller, park commissioner on the left. Mark Jenks, director of parks and recreation on the right.

Thomas Miller, park commissioner on the left. Mark Jenks, director of parks and recreation on the right.

The greenery isn’t the only element of Holt’s Kiwanis Park that needs attention. The Delhi Charter Township parks commission is seeking money to renovate park restrooms.

The park commission keeps the parks up and running, providing them with new facilities and maintenance.

According to Thomas Miller, park commissioner, the  board is also looking for a grant to give Kiwanis park, the township’s original park, a new bathroom.

Mark Jenks, director of parks and recreation, said, “The condition of the bathroom is not family accommodatable.” “It’s 60 to 70 years old.” Jenks continued, “With or without the grant we need to do something.”

To receive a grant the board must go through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The board will present its  proposal and plan to hear back from the DNR in October with a preliminary score. After receiving a score, changes may be made and a final decision will be given in November, according to Jenks.

Another option being pushed is to get the restroom into the budget for next year.

“If we get this grant we will have money for a plumber, electrician, contractor and an architect,” said Jenks. “With the grant and if money is set aside from the budget we will be able to make the bathroom nice and sturdy to stand years.”

If nothing goes as planned, the park board is looking into using the general town fund.

“Regardless to the obstacles I am excited to be able to jump in and try to fix this issue,” said Jenks. “Hopefully money will permit us to provide the park with a new restroom.”

The park commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Delhi Charter Township office and community library.

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