City to apply for grants for splashpad, fishing pier project at Copeyon Park

March 12, 2019

The proposed splashpad and replacement of the fishing pier at Copeyon Park on South Washington Avenue will be closer to becoming a reality if the City of Ludington gets the $150,000 grant it plans to apply for to help fund the two projects.

The Ludington City Council on Monday authorized applying for the grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Recreation Passport program. The application must be submitted by the April 1 deadline.

The splashpad would be paid for by $50,000 of the requested grant funds and $180,000 in private donations. The public fishing pier, which would be a permanent, year-round dock, would cost an estimated $150,000, which would come from $100,000 of the grant funds and $50,000 from the city’s general fund.

The council voted unanimously in favor of approving the project following more than an hour of discussion, during which about 10 community members spoke during a public hearing time. There were about 40 people in the audience.

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