12 community parks across Michigan get share of $1.2 million

(AREA) — Twelve community parks across Michigan are in line for a share of more than $1.2 million Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. The state Department of Natural Resources says the parks as well as a DNR recreation facility in Emmett County have been recommended to share the funds. Locally, the city of Algonac in St. Clair County will use $100,000 for improvements at the Lions Field Park including improved parking, a picnic facility, and a basketball court. In Huron County, the Sebewaing Village Park will use $100,000 to construct a new accessible restroom building, replacing an old and outdated facility. The federal program is administered in Michigan by the DNR and supports villages, cities, townships, counties and the DNR in efforts to provide better public outdoor recreation.