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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Memorial Park

posted Jan 24, 2017, 7:09 AM by admin admin


Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

Contact: Brandon Mersman, City Manager, 517-369-7334,


Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Bronson’s Memorial Park

The City of Bronson today announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The campaign will support the project to complete the final phase of Memorial Park located in downtown Bronson that will continue to serve as a gathering space for the community.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $12,500 by March 10th, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program.

The City is in the midst of a redevelopment project for Memorial Park in honor of longtime Mayor Thomas Rissman. Phase I of the project involved relocating the gazebo to the northwest corner of the park to accommodate larger crowds for the Music in the Park. Phase II involved a brick paved walk way leading through the park and was completed in late 2015.  The final phase will involve the creation of a water feature as well as landscaping and irrigation improvements.  The goal of this fundraising effort is to fully fund the remaining improvement goals the City has for this great community asset and gathering place.  

"We are very excited to launch this crowdfunding matching grant project to complete the City's vision for Memorial Park. Memorial Park is located prominently in the City's Downtown and serves as a resting place for patrons of the City's Downtown,” said City Manager, Brandon Mersman. “Further activating this public space will enhance not only the City's park system but will be a tremendous asset to the Downtown and the entire community.”

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