The park board discussion during its September meeting
Just about everything will be on the table as the Macomb Park Board reviews the district's long-range plan.
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.
Veterans, past and current park board members, and others took part in the Veteran's Park dedication ceremony in Macomb.
“When you look at the young kids playing out here on any afternoon, that's what people served for. To provide that opportunity,” said Park Board President John Hemingway, who is a veteran.
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.