Parks commission members, volunteers repainting old Rocket Park structures

Volunteers and members of the City of Manistee Parks Commission began Thursday to repaint some of the structures at the old Rotary "Rocket" Park at First Street beach. Commission members will be painting at the park at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25. Anyone interested in volunteering to help is asked to bring their own sand paper, paint brush or roller for painting with oil-based paint. The park is not closed, however pieces of equipment with wet paint on them are closed until the paint dries, according to Jeff Mikula, City of Manistee Department of Public Works Director. (Sean Bradley/News Advocate)

Volunteers and members of the City of Manistee Parks Commission began Thursday to repaint some of the structures at the old Rotary “Rocket” Park at First Street beach. Commission members will be painting at the park at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25. Anyone interested in volunteering to help is asked to bring their own sand paper, paint brush or roller for painting with oil-based paint. The park is not closed, however pieces of equipment with wet paint on them are closed until the paint dries, according to Jeff Mikula, City of Manistee Department of Public Works Director. (Sean Bradley/News Advocate)

MANISTEE — After City of Manistee Parks Commission members spent five hours sanding, scraping and painting Thursday to restore structures at the old Rotary “Rocket” Park, work still needs to be done.

Jennifer Teller, a member of the parks commission said she and others are working to repaint the park’s swings, climbing structures, metal posts and the teeter totter.

“This is a major picnic area for people,” Teller said. “It just needs general maintenance.”

Jeff Mikula, City of Manistee Department of Public Works Director, said certain pieces of the park equipment are closed but only temporarily until the paint dries on those pieces of equipment.

At 9 a.m. on Sept. 25, weather permitting, she and others will be at the park, which is located on First Street near the First Street beach tennis courts.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help is asked to bring their own sand paper, paint brush or roller for painting with oil-based paint.

For more information and to volunteer to help, contact parks commission chair Ed Tegler at manisteeed@aol.com or contact the City of Manistee Department of Public Works’ Parks Department at (231) 723-7132.

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Sean is the city and cops and courts reporter for the News Advocate, he also is in charge of the entertainment and Reasons to Celebrate pages. He can be reached at (231) 398-3109 or sbradley@pioneergroup.com.

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