Citizen raises concerns about skate park.

March 23, 2015

skate_plazaBy Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A Pere Marquette Township resident expressed her concerns about the condition of the Ludington skate plaza at Stearns Park during Monday night’s city council meeting.

Jennifer Strahan spoke during public comment of the council’s regular meeting. Stahan thanked the city, volunteers and donors who created the skate park in 2008. She said her children, ages 8 and 12, use the park frequently. Last week she spoke with City Manager John Shay about the amount of sand and other debris at the park. She said she wasn’t pleased with the outcome of the conversation so that is why she was addressing city council.

Strahan said with spring break next week, she expects many kids will want to use the park. She added that she and her children have been down to the park and spent several hours cleaning up there. She said the city provides clean up tools but the shovels and brooms provided are often stolen.

“Maybe we could just have the skate park cleaned by city employees,” she said.

Mayor Ryan Cox said the maintenance schedule of the skate park will be discussed at the next cemetery and parks committee. He also added that trash cans will be placed at the park in the very near future.

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