Ray Peterson http://tspr.org en Macomb Parks Plan Under Review http://tspr.org/post/macomb-parks-plan-under-review <p>Just about everything will be on the table as the Macomb Park Board reviews the district's long-range plan.<br><br>Park District Executive Director Ray Peterson believes the only exception should be the plan for completing Veteran's Park. The 80-acre park will will include all of the district's soccer fields and baseball and softball diamonds when it's completed.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:31:05 +0000 Rich Egger 21816 at http://tspr.org Macomb Parks Plan Under Review Dedication Ceremony for Veteran's Park http://tspr.org/post/dedication-ceremony-veterans-park <p>Veterans, past and current park board members, and others took part in the Veteran&#39;s Park dedication ceremony in Macomb.<br /><br />&ldquo;When you look at the young kids playing out here on any afternoon, that&#39;s what people served for. To provide that opportunity,&rdquo; said Park Board President John Hemingway, who is a veteran.<br /><br />During the ceremony, McDonough County American Legion Post 6 and Macomb VFW Post 1921 presented an American flag to Park District Executive Director Ray Peterson, who oversaw acquisition and development of the 80-acre site.<br /> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:48:39 +0000 Rich Egger 17699 at http://tspr.org Dedication Ceremony for Veteran's Park Major Upgrade for Macomb Skate Park http://tspr.org/post/major-upgrade-macomb-skate-park <p>Improvements to the Dudley Street skateboard park in Macomb could be ready to roll this spring.<br /><br />Macomb Park District Commissioners this week agreed to accept the low bid of $181,692.17 for the project. The new skate park will include ramps, rails, and more for beginning and intermediate skill level skate boarders.<br /><br />Half-a-dozen skaters attended the meeting and applauded after commissioners vote 4-to-0 to proceed with the project. However, there will be no gain without a little pain.<br /> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:15:28 +0000 Rich Egger 12350 at http://tspr.org Major Upgrade for Macomb Skate Park Operating Budget in the Red http://tspr.org/post/operating-budget-red <p>Expenses will exceed revenues for the Macomb Park District this year, but its executive director said the loss can be absorbed.<br /><br />The district projects it will spend around $1 million in its operating budget while taking in approximately $900,000. The operating budget covers just about everything the district does with the exception of capital projects.<br /><br />Executive Director Ray Peterson said the district will rely on cash reserves to make up the difference.<br /> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:24:06 +0000 Rich Egger 9954 at http://tspr.org Operating Budget in the Red