Kids visiting Grand Haven may soon have a new place to let loose.

The Department of Natural Resources will present the plans for a proposed playground at Grand Haven State Park Thursday, July 13. An open house will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the headquarters building, at 1001 Harbor Ave. in Grand Haven.

Community members interested in learning more about the proposed playground can stop by at any time. DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Park workers hope the new playground will draw away from the overcrowded playground already at the park.

The proposed playground is one of three playground initiatives kicking off in 2017 at state parks. They are happening through community build partnerships with mParks and Carter's Kids.

Part of the funds for the project come from a donation from the Grand Haven State Park Friends Group and funds from the sale of the Recreation Passport.

You can learn more about Michigan parks by visiting the DNR website.

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