During 2016 we raised over $300,000 and we are now in the process of acquiring the 52 Acres on Platte River to create the Platte River Park. This is thanks to generous friends and neighbors, the DNR Land Trust Fund, and the Traverse City Rotary Charities. Also, the support of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and other groups has been crucial.
We will now focus on a plan to move forward with the project. This will entail creating an updated concept map for discussion at public forums. This will lead to the establishment of a clear community vision of how we want the park to be designed and utilized. This will take place during 2018.
We would like to engage groups of citizens addressing the different mini projects pertaining to the park. Meanwhile, the fundraising effort will continue.