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Rep. Tisdel supports recreation funding for accessible park in Rochester
RELEASE|July 6, 2022
Contact: Mark Tisdel

State Rep. Mark Tisdel last week approved a plan to help build an all-abilities playground at Rochester’s Memorial Grove All Abilities Park.

Project funding is provided from Michigan’s Natural Resources Trust Fund through Senate Bill 1028, which will support a variety of land acquisition and development efforts recommended by the trust fund board. Tisdel, R-Rochester Hills, and the Michigan House of Representatives approved the bill on Thursday.

“Once it’s completed, Memorial Grove All Abilities Park will be a truly special feature in Greater Rochester,” Tisdel said. “The Grove will bring people together in our community, with something for everyone who wants to relax or play outdoors.”

The plan will provide $225,000 to Rochester to help the city develop new, accessible play equipment at Memorial Grove All Abilities Park, also known as The Grove, which is by the Paint Creek Trail.

Money in the Natural Resources Trust Fund comes from the development of minerals on state land — not general tax money — and is distributed on an annual basis in partnership with local governments. The Michigan Constitution stipulates that the fund must be used for land acquisition or recreational development projects.

The governor is expected to sign SB 1028 into law soon.


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