Wet spring weather didn’t deter early arrivals and walk ups from attending Saturday's Doppel Dock Legacy Park Fundraiser. The event started on land with the taste of Downtown ludington restaurants. After boarding the Badger, attendees then got the opportunity to choose from many different breweries while exploring the ship.
The event was to raise money for the renovation of the James St plaza into what will become Legacy Park. The entry of the park will honor our native american heritage, and the council of the three fires. The sculpture trail will be expanded into Legacy Park, with Ludington's Family Tree. This sculpture will include names of donors, illuminated apples and a pass through memorializing the past leaders of Ludington.
Community Development Director Heather Tykoski explained the need for the renovation. “We need the space. We need a permanent home for the farmers market and a lot of that area was a road that had been renovated a little by little but still there was tripping hazards in there. We needed a start fresh and to go through and redo the concrete and the cement in there. Then, when we started thinking about Ludington we wanted to represent all of Ludington history so we wanted people to be able to walk through the gathering space and know where Ludington came from why it is it is what it is today and why it still here” The fundraising goal is set for $1 million to complete the project.