Wheelchair-bound vets soon to have access to century-old veterans’ park

Amid a city-wide push to upgrade parks and enhance the quality of place for all residents, one century-old veterans park that many residents haven’t even heard of is getting a major facelift thanks to some private organizations. That facelift includes wheelchair accessibility for the very people the park honors, Grand Rapids veterans.

According to excerpts from the story:

Grand Rapids has a Veterans Park that that veterans can't even get to.

That is about to change thanks to the help of our generous city. It's been around for almost a hundred years, on the grounds of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

"They have about 718 vets here and they figure about 80% of them are in wheelchairs," says Fritz Wahlfield Jr. Fritz Wahlfield Const. Co.

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