LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday a proposed $150 million investment in community parks and recreation facilities. She said the investment will create good-paying jobs across the state and will help jumpstart the economy.
To announce the investment, Whitmer traveled to the Idema Explorers Trail in Ottawa County. She said it’s an area that would benefit from the new funding.
In June, Whitmer announced a similar proposal to invest $250 million in parks and trails managed by the State of Michigan.
“These two new investment programs, totaling $400 million, mark a once-in-a-generation chance to improve quality of life for our residents, support local economies and bring people back to Michigan as the state continues its recovery from the effects of the pandemic,” Whitmer said.
“These investments will ensure our children and grandchildren continue to enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of natural beauty and outdoor spaces so prized by Michiganders. I look forward to working with the Legislature to secure this investment for our communities.”
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