LANSING, Mich., Dec. 7, 2022 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that they recommended 13 community parks, trails and sports facilities and a state lock and dam to receive a combined $7.4 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants. Included in the recommended funding is $500,000 for improvements at the Lexington Green Park in Kalamazoo County. In response to the announcement, state Reps. Christine Morse (D-Texas Township) and Julie Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) issued the following statements:


“I want to send my sincere thanks to the governor and the DNR — their advocacy for Michigan’s outdoor spaces helps to keep our state healthy and beautiful,” Morse said. “Improvements to Lexington Green Park will give our community members more reason to get out to enjoy bike paths, sports facilities and nature trails. These opportunities and spaces are very important because having clean, appealing recreational areas increase the physical and psychological well-being for our residents. I look forward to getting out there myself.”


“I’m glad to see Lexington Green Park will be getting funding for improvements,” Rogers said. “Parks and the outdoors are important to both mental and physical health. Investing in our green spaces will help attract and keep younger families in the Kalamazoo area.”