Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Shores looks at park changes

by Brad Lindberg Staff Writer

June 13, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Members of the parks and harbor committee have their thinking caps on.

One of their latest ideas is bringing putt-putt golf to the community.

“We unanimously voted to go to look at pricing to see what it would cost to put a small miniature golf course in our park,” said Grosse Pointe Shores Councilman Dan Schulte, committee liaison. “It’s a nice idea because it reaches across all generations — children, adults and grandparents can play with their grandchildren on it.”

Members also support a vendor setting up an ice cream and hot dog cart at the park on weekends, Schulte said last week in his monthly report of committee business.

He also mentioned the Shores Improvement Foundation’s latest proposed enhancement of Osius Park.

“The foundation’s been talking about putting a splash pad in the park,” Schulte said.

Shores officials welcome suggestions to improve municipal recreation opportunities.

Mayor Ted Kedzierski said residents requested the establishment of a recreational tennis league.

“We’re getting younger families moving in,” Kedzierski said. “That bodes well for the future of Grosse Pointe Shores. We need to offer recreational amenities at little or no cost so we can provided more for our residents.”

A sign-up sheet is located at the pool office for residents to register for tennis, volleyball and three-on-three basketball tournaments.