Friday, June 1, 2012
Covered picnic benches have taken over the spot that was once destined to be a Splash Park.
A new picnic area is underway, after Wayne County Parks scrapped the idea for a Splash Park at Elizabeth Park due to sulfur levels in the ground water. So far, the picnic area is a series of covered picnic tables on top of a large cement slab located near a playscape. The area gives parents a quiet place out of the sun, where they can watch their children play. Trenton residents have offered their opinion about the recent change in plans and many are upset. What do you think about the new picnic area? Answer in the comment section below.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Phase two of a new river walk at Elizabeth Park is set to begin at the end of May.
The already beautiful scenery at Elizabeth Park is beginning to change for the better and will continue to improve throughout the summer with phase two of a new river walk beginning at the end of May. The river walk is located behind the Shelter Building and is slated for completion by December 2012. The North Point Project was started this year and paid for by a grant of about $1 million acquired by Wayne County in 2010 according to Wayne County Parks Director Beverly Watts. Phase one was completed early this month and phase two will continue along the Detroit River toward the north side of the park. Though the highly anticipated Splash Park will no longer be built due to high sulfur content in the ground water, the Shelter Building will …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Trenton residents were unhappy, to say the least, about a recent decision to cancel a Splash Park at Elizabeth Park due to high levels of sulfur in well water.
The decision to cancel a highly anticipated Splash Park at Elizabeth Park has some residents angry and asking questions. These are quotes pulled directly from the Trenton Patch Facebook page. Now, we want to hear from you. Respond to these quotes or offer your own thoughts about the new pavilion going in place of a Splash Park.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wayne County has new plans for the highly-anticipated Splash Park at Elizabeth Park.
The highly anticipated Splash Park at Elizabeth Park will not be completed as planned according to Beverly Watts, director of Wayne County Parks. Watts said sulfur levels in nearby well water were "too high for our liking." "The safety of the people is our primary concern," Watts said. Construction crews drilled and tested a number of different areas for clean well water, but did not find water with sulfur levels low enough to be used safely. Instead, the newly cemented area will be covered with a pavilion for picnic tables and benches, according to Watts. "We think it's wonderful, and we didn’t have to pay any more money to get this done," Watts said when asked about the change in plans. "We are very excited that we could go to plan 'B,' …