Our Platte River Park project is slowly moving forward to develop the acquired 52 acres with 1,500 ft of Platte River frontage. Based on the input that we received from our public hearings, we have developed a draft Master Plan for the desired development. Click here to see the Master Plan, and please be aware that it is a draft.
We anticipate that it will take several years to be fully implemented. Therefore, we will plan on incremental development starting with Phase 2 at the northwest corner by the bridge of Indian Hill Rd. As you may have noticed, the house that stood there has been torn down, which signifies the first step.
The plan to develop the west end will include a picnic area, benches, parking, a universally accessible kayak/canoe launch, a driveway for drop off/pick up of boats, a restroom and some pathways. As you can tell, this fits into the Master Plan.
We have applied to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreation Passport Fund for projects related to Phase 2 (The DNR Trust Fund helped to fund the purchase of the property.) The total cost of Phase 2 is $345,000, with an anticipated local match of $100,000 needed. Therefore, we are launching a Capital Campaign to raise $100,000.
Our Capital Campaign launch (Meet, Greet and Eat) will take place at Platte River Park on the west end by Indian Hill Rd on Thursday, July 11th from 4-7 pm. HARP board members will provide guided tours of the property and an answer any questions about Phase 2 and the long-term Master Plan for the park. Rain location will be the Gathering Place on the Honor Plaza.
Can we count on your participation at the July 11th campaign launch? If you cannot attend, donations can be accepted via our website (click here) or you can mail a check to HARP, PO Box 123, Honor, MI 49640. All donations are tax deductible.