Michigan Municipal League May/June 2023 Review Magazine




As it stands today, Park Place welcomes the community for a variety of activities from three distinct spaces: the flex area, the business center, and a living room space. The flex area provides adequate space for functions such as school dances, chair yoga, knitting groups, euchre, weddings, etc. It also includes a business center for meetings and a cozy living room-like space for relaxing. It is open 29 days a month for residents to use. The village council also uses it twice a month to hold its meetings. The Pentwater community has really embraced the redesigned place. Since its reopening, there have been a variety of groups from coffee social hours, line dancing, and even a youth gathering space.

“It’s been very well received. Our citizens are very proud of it. Any given day of the week, there is something going on over there.” Brown said. Despite its size and lack of resources, the village used creativity, a generous volunteer base, and the love of the community to create a meaningful place. Morgan Schwanky is a content developer for the League. You may contact her at 734.669.6320 or mschwanky@mml.org.

MAY / JUNE 2023



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