New playground to be placed at Knox Field after all

Port Huron City Council has walked back its decision to move playground equipment to Gratiot Park. At Monday night’s city council meeting, council members voted to move forward with a plan to construct a playground at Knox Field Park. This after a decision was made two weeks ago to place that equipment at Gratiot park instead. Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp says council believed the equipment wasn’t needed at Knox Field. “What we heard was that the residents did not want it (the equipment),” said Repp. However, after hearing public comments from several dozen citizens, council agreed that is was wanted.  “The residents did want it, and they came forward en masse, as well as emails and phone calls.”  Repp says if council did not act to find a park to use the equipment at by the end of the month a credit from the manufacturer would have expired. She says the new equipment at Knox Field will be placed between the existing gazebo and splash pad at the park, located near the intersection of Dove and 24th Streets.

 

November 26 Pauline Repp