GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- One of the oldest parks in Grand Rapids has been dedicated again, following its renovation this summer.
The city, area businesses, historic preservationists, and veterans all worked together to renovate Monument Park.
Organizers held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.
Mayor George Heartwell says the park is a great tribute to those who fought in the Civil War and also signifies a lot about the people living in Grand Rapids today.
"It shows the way the community can come together, public and private sector working hand-in-hand, to take something that was at best old and stale, and turn it into something that's beautiful and usable by the public," the Mayor said.
Some of the changes made to the Monument Park include new walkways, furniture, landscaping and the refurbishment of the park's Civil War monument.