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My Town Wyoming: Determining the future of a tornado-ravaged park
My Town Wyoming: Determining the future of a tornado-ravaged park

WYOMING, Mich.—This week, community members will weigh in on new plans for a Wyoming park destroyed by a tornado nearly six months ago.

On July 6, an EF1 tornado carved a path through Byron Center, Wyoming, Kentwood and Grand Rapids, battering homes and businesses and causing catastrophic damage to Ideal Park.  City officials say the twister destroyed the park’s playgrounds and ripped apart nearly 98 percent of its trees. Since then, city workers have begun the long process of removing the debris and making repairs. Now city leaders are looking to community members to help shape a new master plan for the park.

The Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department will hold a community planning meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ideal Park Christian Reformed Church activity center, located at 320 56th St SW.  The discussion will focus on the park’s design, programs and features.  Those who cannot attend may submit their written comments to the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department at P.O. Box 905, 1155 – 28th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 or may be emailed to Parks_info@wyomingmi.gov.

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