State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today voted in support of a plan that will help improve a Dickinson County playground, along with many other recreational projects across Michigan.
LaFave and the state House approved a plan including $30,000 for playground equipment replacement at Lake Antoine Park near Iron Mountain. The new play area will meet current safety and accessibility requirements.
Total cost of the project is $47,100, including a $17,100 local match.
The state portion is included in legislation distributing money from the Natural Resources Trust Fund. The state funding comes from the lease of state land for oil and gas projects – not from general tax dollars.
“This funding will support a popular Iron Mountain park that features everything from boating to band performances to camping all summer,” LaFave said. “And it is just one example of the benefits this program has all over the Upper Peninsula and all of Michigan.”
Overall, the plan approved by the House today includes nearly $50 million for 131 recreational development and land acquisition projects in Michigan.
The legislation is Senate Bill 883.