Creating a gateway to St. Joseph Bay

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:09 AM.

The promenade would also provide additional seating for viewing of events held on the stage at what is now George Core Park and would offer interactive activities for children pertaining to the marine culture of the area.

“The promenade would be a welcoming place and would also provide for simple enjoyment of the BayPark coastal edge,” Alsobrook said.

Also along the coastline would be Discovery Island, a natural and ecologically friendly spot for folks to hike or simply enjoy the water.

On the back side of the park, close to what is now Baltzell Avenue, the BayPark would offer a Coastal Ecology Resource Center and community center.

“This would be created in a phased approach to meet the needs of the region,” Alsobrook said.

There would be larger meeting/event space and the center would celebrate the natural resources of the area.

Alsobrook said she envisions something along the lines of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) in Eastpoint in Franklin County.

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