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Superior eyes new 11-acre park

Mark Thompson-Kolar
The Ypsilanti Press

SUPERIOR TWP. — The Township Board was looking to the future Monday night as it passed a resolution that allows the Park Commission to apply for a new state grant that would pay for a new, 11-acre park in the township.

The desired $153,750 grant comes under the Quality of Life bond, which was passed by state voters under Proposal D on last November's ballot. It is administered by the Department of Natural Resources.

The 11-acre Superior Park, which will lie on Berkshire Drive, carries a projected cost of $205,000. Township funds will cover $25,625 and an equal amount will come from in-kind assistance through neighborhood volunteer efforts. Parks and Recreation Director Rick Still said the people in the area would donate their time and labor, and local landscape architects have offered to provide plans and assistance for the project.

"They're an active group over there," he said.

Still said much of the money will go toward equipping the park with backstops, playground equipment, paths and recreational basketball and tennis courts. he said if the DNR approves the grant, the park will be finished and ready for use next year.

"I think we have a good design that will meet the needs of the surrounding neighborhood and will be universally accessible," Still said.