Updates from the MPNO President

A couple of quick updates friends and neighbors from the president:

• As of this past Parks Board meeting the Moores Park pavilion is not budgeted for replacement this year. Please take the time to attend the Lansing Parks and Recreation Planned Projects Roundtable, tomorrow March 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 600 W Maple St, Lansing, MI 48906 to ask that the pavilion be included in this years project list. The park and our neighborhood use the pavilion as a community center of activity year round and having it gone prevents everyone in the community from using the park to its fullest.

• MPNO has been awarded funds from the City of Lansing Love Your Block grant! In the coming weeks we’ll be revising our scope to match the new budget and submitting a revised plan and schedule soon so stay tuned for upcoming polls and updates!

March 14 Meeting

Join us for the MPNO March meeting next Wednesday, March 14 at St. Casimir, Rm 108 starting at 6:30pm! We’ll be covering our events for the year, talk about the grants we applied for, we’ll be accepting nominations for 2018-19 officers & more.

Also, we’re still looking for a few more volunteers to help with the Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 24 at 10:30am. Hope to see you there!

2018 Grant Applications

The MPNO has submitted applications for through two grant programs.

We submitted two apps for the Mayor’s NAB grant program. One for a Moores Park Dam Riverside Restoration (pdf) that includes planting native vegetation and the other for creation of public art (pdf) by the community to be set around the river. 

We also applied to the Love Your Block grant (pdf) program for Moores Park and the Lansing River Trail (LRT) specifically with the installation of an outdoor bulletin board and park map; permanent aluminum benches; two permanent waste bins; and pet waste stations. View the submitted application.

 

Easter Egg Hunt 2018 – Sat, March 24 – Moores Park

2018 Easter Egg Hunt at Moores Park

Come to the Moores Park Easter Egg hunt Saturday, March 24 from 10:30-11:30am! We have an egg hunt for the 0-4 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds. There will be plenty of candy and giveaways if you find the marked eggs. You can also meet and take a picture with the Easter Bunny!

Event Schedule
10:30am – Near the Moores Park Pavilion
10:45am – Easter bunny to arrive!
11:00am – Start of the 0-4 year old Egg Hunt
11:15am (or when little ones are done) – Start of 5-12 year old Egg hunt.
In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule for the following Saturday, March 31 at 10:30am in Moores Park.

Neighborhood Resource Summit

On February 13, the City of Lansing held a Housing and Neighborhood Resource Summit that featured upcoming projects from Lansing Board of Water & LightCity of Lansing Public Service DepartmentLansing Parks and Recreation and the Ingham County Land Bank.

There were projects that effect the Moores Park neighborhood including the update to an ADA compliant canoe portage and an April start for the sewer separation project.  Download the powerpoint (pptx) or view the powerpoint below for more project information.