Park possibilities subject of study


October 20, 2023

Jana Peterson

A stage at Northridge Park in Esko can't be used because of its hazardous condition. The Thomson Township board has hired a planning firm to examine how it can improve the park, with demolition of the stage as one goal.

Esko's Northridge Park could be getting a makeover next year, but township officials are looking for some input before making any large-scale changes.

The 7-acre park along Canosia Road sits next to the Midway River. A wander through the park reveals wide-open green space and lots of trees with two play areas, park benches and a picnic area, and the pavilion, an indoor area with picnic tables and a kitchenette area. A small stage along the river is posted with an orange "danger" sign, warning the structure is "deemed unfit for human occupancy." Recent improvements include paving the formerly g...

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