Rep. Hovey-Wright Applauds Federal Grant Awarded to Hoffmaster Park

Annual grant will improve outdoor recreational facilities
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MUSKEGON - State Representative Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) is proud to announce that Hoffmaster State Park has been selected to receive a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The grant of $217,400 will go toward the replacement of existing Lake Michigan observation platforms, dune access stairway and boardwalk system at the Gillette Visitor Center.

“Hoffmaster State Park is a tremendous asset to the community of Muskegon,” said Hovey-Wright. “It brings countless visitors and tourists to our area and pumps much-needed money into our local economy and small businesses. This grant will ensure that the park remains a premier camping and outdoor recreation area in West Michigan.”

The LWCF is a federal program administered by the National Park Service and managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The grants are awarded every year to improve outdoor recreational opportunities and to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities.