Saturday, June 20, 2009

Petoskey East Bay Park Reopens

a picture of the park would be welcome- full credit given
compiled from several sources

East Bay Park in Petoskey has been closed for four years. The site was determined to be contaminated with alkaline waste from a cement kiln which had been previously located on the property. CMS Energy (formerly Consumer's Power), has taken on the responsibility for cleanup of the site.

In a well-attended ceremony today the park was re-opened. Also included was a ribbon cutting for 1.4 miles of the Little Traverse Wheelway (from Bay Harbor to Magnus Park).

Latitude 45 from Petoskey raffled off two bicycles, and the Petoskey High Wheelers demonstrated riding of vintage bikes.

Views of the bay were limited by fog, but everyone seemed in high spirits. CMS Energy assured concerned citizens that it has obligated itself to continue to monitor the park for safe pH levels. A spokesman for CMS thanked the public for being patient, as the cleanup took longer than expected.

See Reflections on the Dedication of the Resort Bluffs Segment of the Little Traverse Wheelway from Tom Stanley's Blog
See Petoskey Celebrates Re-opening of East Bay Park, which includes a video on 9&10 News
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