6 Jan 2012
Message board installed in Washington Park
The entrance structure in Washington Park received two interchangeable message boards last week so passersby can be informed of local events taking place. This was the last and final piece of installation for the renovations in Washington Park and it looks great!
This summer Washington Park received a facelift thanks to a grant from the State of Michigan and matching funds from the City of Cheboygan Downtown Development Authority to provide a grand entranceway to Washington Park, guiding pedestrians to the footbridge. Other elements of the renovations included an additional path of sidewalks installed at the center of Washington Park by the entrance structure to lead pedestrians to the footbridge, picnic tables, grills, benches, lighting, and a three-sided kiosk informational kiosk.
The new entrance structure at Washington Park, which mimics the footbridge, is a focal point that directs pedestrians to enter the park through the gazebo and to follow the path to the footbridge. Inside the gazebo, you will see two panels of historical pictures that feature Cheboygan from years ago. The images are pretty spectacular as they feature Main Street, the River and the Crib Lighthouse. There is a picture on display of the Post Office building and it is positioned within the sign so you are looking right at that vantage point; it’s really quite remarkable. I hope you all have a chance to come down to Washington Park and look at the historical pictures inside the entrance gazebo. This is a nice feature for visitors and residents alike.
The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is coordinating the messages that will appear on the interchangeable message board. According to Matthew Friday, CACC Executive Director, the events posted on the board must be of a community-oriented nature. If you would like to get your message in the rotation, there is a form to be filled out at the Chamber office. Mr. Friday advises that preference will be granted for those announcements that are of the greatest benefit to the community. Please contact the Chamber if you have any questions – 627-7183.