GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — City leaders in Grand Rapids celebrated the grand reopening of Briggs Park on Thursday.
This summer, the city updated the playgrounds, added accessible pathways and a picnic shelter to the park on Knapp Street NE west of Plainfield Avenue. Officials plan to improve public art and butterfly gardens in the spring.
The updates cost about $420,000 and were funded by a park millage that voters approved in 2013.
The city also celebrated the launch of North Quarter Pathways, five loops totaling 5 miles. They were added into existing sidewalks on Plainfield Avenue to create safe routes. The city plans to add a kiosk with maps at the park.
More information about the improvements can be found on the North End Wellness Coalition website.