Park Projects and Improvements

Grove Park Promenade

(April 2021) As a part of our Phase II improvements at Grove Park, we are starting the installation of a promenade! The promenade will extend through the park from E. Pine Street and will make walking through our new favorite midtown park a joy. When complete, the walkway will have lowlighting and will allow you to traverse the park more easily. 

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The Red Eye Art Installation

(April 2021) Brought to life by Horticulturist, Stephanie Richardson, the Red Eye is the Grand Curve's new art installation. A visual piece of art adorned by lovely daffodils is just what this area needed!

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Middle of the Mitt Miracle Field

Click here for more information on the Middle of the Mitt Miracle Field

(March 2021) Construction has begun on phase 1 of the Miracle Field to include the field, temporary parking lot areas, and restrooms with an estimated completion date of summer 2021. A Miracle Field is a fully accessible soft-surface baseball field for athletes of all ages with physical and cognitive disabilities. The field will be designed as a poured-rubber, barrier-free surface to provide a safe, fully-accessible place for children with physical or cognitive disabilities to play baseball. 

City Forest Sturgeon Creek Lot Enlargement

12/11/2020 Crews worked at City Forest this week, creating a larger parking area on the west side of City Forest on Sturgeon Rd.

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Removal of Emerson Park Road

Since the renovation of the Tittabawassee River Overlook, the Parks and Recreation department has naturalized Emerson Park Road from the bridge to the Emerson Park hockey rink. This included removing and reseeding the old road. 

Central Park Pickleball Court Project

11/17/2020 - Progress on the pickleball courts was stymied by imperfect asphalt. The City is working with the contractor to repair asphalt issues and will lay court surfacing in spring 2021.

Funded in part by a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant through the National Park Service, the projecDone Editingt includes six pickle ball courts and one tennis court. The goal is to have the courts open for play by spring 2021, weather permitting. Accessible parking is available off Nelson Street in the lot behind the Midland Community Center. 

Tittabawassee River Overlook

This project re-purposed an abandoned water intake pump station on the Tittabawassee River into an elevated river overlook platform, with fishing dock, floating water access dock, boardwalk along the river's edge, gathering plaza, riverfront park areas and new parking lot, all of which are ADA-accessible and are connected to the Rail Trail via a paved accessible walk. The project included removal of invasive exotic plant species from the riverbank and opened up vistas to the river. Native species were planted along the riverbank to re-establish the native flora. The park serves as a rest stop along the 30-mile long Midland County Pere Marquette Rail Trail. Last updated 9/18/2020.