Port Huron gets grant for park equipment

The City of Port Huron is the recipient of a grant that will help build a new play-scape at an area park. Port Huron’s Optimist park has been selected, with Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp telling WPHM the grant is from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation and that construction will take place this fall. The grant is for what’s called a “Ka-BOOM park”, which is typically built within a 24-hour period by volunteers. The announcement was made Monday’s Port Huron City Council meeting. Also this week, the city approved an ordinance banning the use of tobacco products in city parks. Repp says the city’s “softer” approach that was used the past few years was not enough, with the new ordinance empowering police to ticket offenders or ask them to leave.