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Plans have been introduced to spend $1 million on upgrades to Benton Harbor’s Hall Park if the city receives a Spark Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

BENTON HARBOR — Plans are in the works to give Hall Park in Benton Harbor a much needed facelift, which is expected to add a skating rink, splash pad and children’s playground.

On Monday, city commissioners heard the tentative plans to spend $1 million on the park if the city receives a Spark Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The grant would not require matching funds.

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Broken bleachers overlook a former baseball field at Hall Park in Benton Harbor on Tuesday.

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Stone steps wind through Hall Park in Benton Harbor on Tuesday.

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Swings sit idle at Hall Park in Benton Harbor on Tuesday.

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Staff Writer at The Herald-Palladium