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Geddes Pond Site Plan

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Drawings for the preliminary site plan for the recreaüonal developments on Geddes Pond, as designed by landscape architest Kenneth J. Polokowski are shown above. The city of Ann Arbor has submitted this plan to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources with a request for $268,000 in recreational bond funds, now being apportioned to local units of government. This amount is 80 per cent of the cost of development for the I first two phases of the plan, with the city's share set at $67,000 from the park development fund. The third phase of the plan, which will bring the total cost up to $1 million, will be presenten to the voters in a bond issue, probably in November. At that time, another bond issue to rebuild Geddes Dam, upon which these plans are contingent, will also be submitted to the people. The total plan has been outlined to the city council, and the slides and explanatory material which council saw is available for presentation to service organizations and community groups who are interested in seeing and commenting upon the propos al prior to the bond vote. The site plan includes the area between the railroad crossing at the foot of the Arboretum and Geddes Dam, and delineates areas of both active and passive recreation. Features of the plan include walkways, fishing sites, lookouts, boat access, picnic areas, and conservative areas. Those groups desiring a presentation of the concepts and details of the plan should contact the Parks Department of the city of Ann Arbor to set dates for their organizations.