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395-acre expansion coming to Chief Hazy Cloud Park in Ada


In an effort to expand Chief Hazy Cloud Park, Kent County Officials have announced a series of land acquisitions—that they say-- will dramatically overall the Ada Township greenspace.  

At a press-conference Thursday morning, the Kent County Parks Department released some of the details on the  395-acre expansion—which include trails for horseback riding, canoeing and hiking.

Mandy Bolter, is the Kent County Board of Commissioners Chair—she says, the importance of Chief Hazy Cloud Park and its subsequent expansion was made clear through the ever-present pandemic.

“Obviously this year was a tough year, but our park usage was explosive. Everyone was using the parks, it was amazing and we are just so excited to be able to continue expanding this park. It’s been a long time coming, but obviously people are using it, they want to be here, and we need to continue to do this to better serve out constituents,” she claimed.

Additionally, the park’s extension includes a pedestrian bridge over the Grand River that will serve as a connector between Chief Hazy Cloud Park and Roselle Park, creating an interconnected system of over 600 acres of open space, trails, and river frontage. 

No timetable on completion of the park is yet known.