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Popular Grand Rapids destination sets new reopening date

The end date on the project was originally postponed due to a shipping delay for the granite slabs.
Credit: Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
Construction is underway at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The award-winning event space in Grand Rapids, Rosa Parks Circle, is taking longer than expected to reopen, city officials announced.

The space on Monroe Avenue is typically used as a gathering area for visitors of the downtown area. It’s home to bistro tables and water features, along with an ice-skating rink in the winter and concerts in the summer.

Construction on the project began in May. City officials hope the project will help restore and preserve the area for the next century.

Credit: Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

The end date on the project was postponed due to a shipping delay for the granite, which is being transported from California. 

Officials originally expected the project to wrap up in October or November, but the date has been rescheduled to early summer 2022.

The project will bring upgraded public restrooms, a walking path and services building, an enhanced band shell, improved lighting, some upkeep on the existing pools and fountains and the seating will be replaced with granite slabs.

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