GLEPF Grant awarded to Peacock Township for park improvements

WOLF LAKE — For area residents and visitors who enjoy use of the beach and grounds at Peacock Township Park at Wolf Lake, improvements have been made this past season thanks to help from a grant from the Great Lakes Energy People's Fund.

The widely-used park, situated on the lakefront with picnic tables and portajohns provided by the township from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends, was owned by the Wolf Lake Landowner's Association in the 1940s, and was transferred to Peacock Township in December of 1955. It has 70 ft. of lake frontage and 141 ft. of frontage on Wolf Lake Drive.

With help of the $5,000 awarded to the township by the GLEPF, they hired Dirt Works, out of Scottville, to remove three trees, trim trees and bring in fill to level the ground, which had several dips. The topsoil was then reseeded. The improvements, which began in spring, were completed by June.

"This is a nice park for residents to come and enjoy the lake," said Peacock Township Clerk Diana Venema. "Our annual investment in the park to date totals $13,220. The GLEPF grant was $5,000. Mossy Oak Enterprises LLC, out of Baldwin, did a great job this summer maintaining the park grounds and beach area for the public to enjoy."

In the future, Venema said the township would like to see further updates, such as a nice sign to label the park.