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New Colon Community Park

Taken July 4th 2009

For Ground Breaking Ceremony pictures click HERE

The site of the new park is where the old railroad depot was on Colon Road and St. Joseph St. It borders Sturgeon Lake, opposite side of where Abbotts property starts. The entire area is Village of Colon property and the original plans were for a community center with a park around it however the community center was eliminated from the plans as cost estimates came in high. Colon then decided to concentrate on making one of the most beautiful public parks in all of Michigan which you can see below.

The groundbreaking ceremony was on Tuesday, Aug 5th (a day before the 2008 Get Together started). The highlight of that day was that the entrance to the park was completed on the corner of St. Joseph St. and Colon Rd. This entrance is a large steel archway with stone pillars to hold it up.

Currently there are ten committees working on different projects that are going to be in the park. The first part that will be completed will be the pavilion which will seat about 200 people and the design will resemble an old railroad depot. In the corner of the park work will begin on the amphitheatre and also a parking lot. In the spring a small childrens playground will be added and the Colon Garden Club will be planting a memorial garden in honor of Virginia Tenney which will include a huge sculpture of 3 Linked Rings that you will walk under as you walk through the garden.

A boardwalk through the wetlands and recreational areas such as horseshoe pits and sand volleyball courts, basketball courts (with a multi-use surface so that they can be used for iceskating in the winter), a skateboard park, and a 3 1/2 mile rails to trails walkway for biking and walking!

If you would like to volunteer your time and/or services you can reach us by calling the Village Hall at 269-432-3889

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For Ground Breaking Ceremony click HERE