Anyone interested in the development of a new State Park in Flint is invited to a public open house Tuesday, October 4th, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mott Park Clubhouse.
The proposed 234-acre state park will be located along a stretch of the Flint River, and is expected to be around 3 miles across West to East, and over 1 and a half miles North to South. Officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources say that the park complex will be a key part of the Flint Riverfront Redevelopment.
$30.2 million have been allocated for its creation, taken from $250 million of Michigan American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds set aside to support state parks.
“I’m grateful that Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have prioritized this resource for Flint,” said Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley. “This is an investment in the health, safety and quality of life of Flint families who will have new opportunities to enjoy nature. We can expect positive environmental, social and even economic impacts—not only through the jobs the park will create, but also through the economic development it will attract as a recreational anchor for our city.”