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Posted on: May 28, 2019

New Park to feature kayak and canoe launch, fishing dock

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Delhi Township is pleased to announce the launch of the Esker Landing Park development project. When completed, it will feature a new kayak and canoe launch and fishing dock for park visitors to enjoy.

“We are excited to announce construction at the all-new Esker Landing Park is underway and will open this summer for residents to enjoy,” said Howard Haas, executive director of the Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority. “In addition to the new kayak and canoe launch and fishing dock, Esker Park will feature a trailhead for the existing trail and serve as the starting point for the long-discussed trail system connecting Holt and Mason.”

Esker Landing Park will be located on the east side of the roundabout at Cedar and Holbrook in Holt, providing new and improved access to Cedar Lake.

Delhi Township residents for years have requested local access to a kayak and canoe launch. Kayaking and canoeing are increasingly popular activities, and for the first time will be available for residents to enjoy.

“Esker Landing Park will be a place the whole family can enjoy. People will now have a place to canoe, kayak, fish and hike without leaving the township,” said Mark Jenks, Delhi Township’s Parks and Recreation director. “This park will be another shining example of the high-quality amenities we offer residents and visitors that have given Delhi Township a reputation for being a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

The project is being funded by a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and a $180,000 contribution from the Parks fund made possible by the township’s recently passed parks, trails and recreation millage. The Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority will provide the remaining funding for the $1.18 million project.

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