A public-private partnership has set the stage for a new public park in Saginaw.
It will be built on top of about 300 acres of what had been a landfill for GM.
The park will include hiking and biking trails, wildlife viewing, and catch-and-release fishing in the Saginaw river.
Marc Miller is the Deputy Director of Regional Initiatives for the Michigan DNR. He said the property only cost 10 dollars, however there will be capital cost to develop the site.
“Our first phase we imagine it will be around 290,000 dollars, for trail development and some of the other amenities, and so, that is one of our first phases of development. We’re hoping, also, that the partners will raise enough money that an endowment will be there to pay for the operations and maintenances site by the county.”
Miller said the site will provide the opportunity for healthy recreation, and enjoying nature. He said it will give the DNR a new area to work on things like water quality, reforestation, and increasing wildlife habitat.
The DNR hopes to close the deal by summer and begin development.