by Jill P
The City of Kalamazoo’s Department of Parks and Recreation recently announced the grand reopening of Woods Lake Park, which has been closed to visitors since July to accommodate an improvement project. A grand reopening event will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Woods Lake Park (2900 Oakland Drive). Light refreshments will be served.
This project has been several years in the making and was included in the department’s five-year plan. The project includes a new restroom and changing facility, picnic pavilion, playground, observation deck, fishing pier, walking paths, rain garden, and many landscape improvements. Natural plantings have also been added, making it a beautiful location for the surrounding neighbors. The City of Kalamazoo received a DNR Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $363,000 for the project.
“The Woods Lake Park improvement project has seen its share of obstacles, but the Parks & Recreation Department is very excited about these improvements to the park that will make it a great place for city residents to enjoy for many years to come,” said Sean Fletcher, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Kalamazoo.