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City of Novi acquires land for future trailhead park - ITC Regional Trailhead Park will be located at Nine Mile and Garfield Roads

Release date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Contact: Nathan Mueller, Community Relations Specialist (248) 347-0431

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Novi, Michigan, Jan. 17, 2018 – The City of Novi, with the help of a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, has finalized the acquisition of the ITC Regional Trailhead Park property located on the southwest corner of Nine Mile and Garfield Roads.

In 2017, the City was awarded a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant for $402,500, or 70 percent of the land value. The grant required a match from the City that was met by a contribution of $172,500. This new 12.57-acre park could potentially feature parking, restrooms, a bike repair station, play structure, outdoor fitness stations and/or a shelter to service the ITC Corridor Trail.

“We are very excited to be adding additional parkland in this area in Novi. The ITC Trail is scheduled to be completed in 2018, and this future park could greatly enhance access for trail users and enjoyment of the trail,” said Jeffrey Muck, Novi’s Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. “Thanks to the ongoing commitment of Mayor Bob Gatt and City Council, we continue to acquire, develop and enhance our parks to provide a wide variety of recreation opportunities for future generations of Novi citizens.”

Mayor Bob Gatt said he is proud of Novi’s commitment to expanding its park system and looks forward to seeing residents benefit from the proposed park.

“Novi continues to offer the very best in parks, trails, arts and culture, and the addition of the ITC Regional Trailhead Park only further enhances our already exceptional offerings,” Gatt said. “It is going to be an outstanding gathering place for residents and visitors along the ITC Corridor Trail.”

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund was established in 1976 to provide a source of funding for public acquisition of lands for resource protection and public outdoor rights. The funding is obtained through royalties on the sale and lease of state-owned mineral rights.

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