MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - The Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department is very excited for the several grants that have been awarded to them. More than $115,000 worth of grant funds will go towards improving area township parks.
The improvements include a pavilion that was originally slated for North Meridian Park several years ago, but ultimately had to be cut. Renovation of the Hillbrook tennis courts, and new handicap-accessible outdoor exercise equipment for Wonch Park will also be installed as well.
"When we evaluated our park system and our needs, a lot of the infrastructure things we really, we had to get after that. And so that's what we spent 2015 doing," said LuAnn Maisner, Director of Meridian Township Parks & Recreation.
The improvements represent a departure from the previous maintenance policy and a step towards the new improvement and beautification efforts.
Wonch Park, in particular, dating back to the 1960's, is already undergoing extensive refurbishing.