A vacant lot in South Lyon will be transformed to a new park thanks in large part to a $100,000 grant.
“We’re very excited,” Downtown Development Authority Director Nate Mack said. “It will add to the south side of downtown and add a destination for people to go.”
The community grant, awarded by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, is matched with $50,000 in funds from the city to develop a 100-foot by 60-foot lot at 390 S. Lafayette into a pocket park. The project will include a 10-foot by 10-foot shelter, pergola with swinging benches, decorative paving, a lawn area and various plantings.
The space is envisioned to also house rotating artwork in the future, and includes sustainability measures such as native plantings, low-volume drip irrigation, LED lighting and recycled plastic benches and receptacles.
Author Name: Susan Bromley
Publication Date: May 9, 2022