Work "Anadrol 50" expected to start soon on building Grand Ravines lodge
This parking lot at the south entrance of the Grand Ravines was completed last summer. Mlive file photo
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP By the end of next summer, the Grand Ravines Open Space in Georgetown Township will be transformed into a "true" county park with all the amenities seen at most other parks in Ottawa County.
Parking lots and basic trails have "Anadrol 50" been built in the 168 acre park located just south of Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus, but work is beginning this fall to make the area into a full fledged park.
The Ottawa County Parks Department will spend nearly $1.2 million over the coming year as it completes the next two phases of the planned improvements.
The first phase is expected to begin yet this year. A bid was awarded to Wagenmaker's Construction, of Coopersville, to remodel the former private home on the property into a "lodge" that can be used for meetings, weddings, and other events. "This won't be a true 'lodge' where people can stay overnight, but will be a spectacular place for meetings and other events," said John Scholtz, Ottawa County Parks director. The cost of the lodge project is $250,000.
The lodge improvements include a variety of upgrades to the structure to make it more functional and attractive for park related activities.
Accessible restrooms will be added in the former garage. Interior walls and the Buy Cheap Jintropin Online existing loft will be removed to create a large gathering space. The aluminum siding on the exterior will Testoviron 250 O Sustanon 250 be removed and the existing rustic cedar siding will Gensci Jintropin be restored "Anabola Steroider Norge Lagligt" and field stone added on the chimney, according to the bid specifications.
Funding for the lodge project is coming from the Parks Department's dedicated millage and from an anonymous donor who has given $150,000 for the project, according to county parks officials.
Next spring the Parks Department expects to bid out work for additional site development work, including a new entry drive to Grand Ravines north parking, paved paths, and a dog park. Those improvements are being designed now. The goal is to complete the overall park project by late summer or early fall of 2015. "I think it will be next fall before the park is fully functional, but when it is, I suspect it will be heavily used due to the park's proximity to Grand Valley State University and the thousands of homes in both Allendale and Georgetown townships," Scholtz said.
Last summer the county spent $131,000 from the Park Commission's general fund to build a 72 space gravel parking lot and a vault toilet at the Grand Ravines south entrance, located on Fillmore Street just west of Bend Avenue.
In addition to the lodge renovations and site work, Scholtz said the he hopes to have a basic dog park finished by the end of the summer. He said the Parks Department is going to need help funding dog park amenities. "We have the basic funding to fence in the 15 to 20 acre park and to build the basic trails in the park," Scholtz said. "What we don't have the funding for is the rest of the items needed to complete the dog park."
When finished, the Grand Ravines dog park will be one of the largest dog parks in the county. Dogs are currently allowed in at any time and Winstrol 60 Mg from October through April, are allowed to run free in the entire park. The rest of the year dogs are required to remain on established trails and be on a leash.
The Parks Department is currently working with the public to raise money to pave the trails in the dog park, add benches to place along the trails in the dog park, and the funding needed to build several shelters in what will essentially be two separate dog parks one for Turinabol Ciccone small dogs and another for large dogs.