Realtors Association Funding New Park Area

The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors is making a difference in St. Joseph Township by paying for the creation of a new park. Association Executive Alan Jeffries tells WSJM News the group as received a $4,000 Grant from the National Association of Realtors as part of the Placemaking program. It’s designed to help local chapters make an impact.

“Anywhere we can find an area that could use some kind of money to make a park or a playground or a trail or something like that, then the national association of realtors has grants available for us to get from them in order to better these communities,” Jeffries said.

Specifically, the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors is using its grant to install a small park along the Hickory Creek Nature Trail. It’ll be located near Cleveland Avenue and Hickory Creek. Jeffries tells us the park will include picnic tables, a grill, trash cans, and signage in an area that’s now gravel. The association is working with the township on the project.