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City asks residents to name new park


The City of Cedar Springs is taking suggestions from residents to name its newest park with walking trail.

According to City Manager Mike Womack, the trail starts at the east end of Maple Street, and heads east for about 50 yards, where it meets a path behind Meadowbrook Apartments. The trail then heads south and continues to the corner of Ash and Ann Streets.

Womack said that many kids already use the trail to walk toward the schools. “The opportunity to set aside the rest of the park for natural preservation is an added bonus,” he remarked.

Those who would like to help name the park can put a suggestion on the city’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCityofCedarSprings/posts/1721424621508096.

“I will present all serious suggestions to Council as part of their Council Packet for their January meeting,” said Womack.

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Concert in the Park July 18

The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department has put together its seventh annual Concert in the Park Series this summer and wants to invite you  to come and enjoy the music. The next concert is on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m., with the group “Great Scott.”

The event is free to the public and will include a free raffle of door prizes during the bands intermission, which have been donated by local businesses. There will also be concessions for sale—cotton candy, sno cones, popcorn, drinks, candy bars and more. The events began in 2006 with one concert and grew in 2007 to holding three concerts.  The Cedar Springs businesses work with the department to offer these events at no charge to the community. “These concerts have grown in size and have become a mainstay summer event for the Cedar Springs area,” said Parks and Rec Director Amanda Gerhardt. “We enjoy watching the community come and relax for an evening.  The hard economic times make it difficult for some families to do activities, so we are thrilled to provide them this opportunity to have some fun,” she added.

An additional concert will be held on August 15 in Morley Park and will feature music for all ages by the group “ Decades.”

Another event that the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation department is sponsoring is a bus trip to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, August 4.  They will be taking on the Chicago White Sox. The bussing will be provided by Compass Coach. Seats for the game are located in the lower section near the first base foul pole. A voucher is included for a hot dog, drink and chips. With the game being on a Sunday, kids can ride the ferris wheel and carousel for free, and run the bases after the game. This will be a fun event for all ages. Tickets are $85 and forms are available online and at CS Public Schools District Office.

For more information on this program or others, please call 696-7320 Monday-Wednesday or email director@csaparksandrec.com anytime. There is also a Facebook page to stay aprised of programs and information, just search for “Cedar Springs Area Parks & Recreation.”


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