COLOMA — Coloma is almost done with upgrades at Randall Park.

Marsha Hammond, city commissioner and project coordinator for the Coloma Downtown Development Authority, reported this week that the city will hold a ribbon cutting and rededication of the park at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21.

She said the park has new mulch, painting has been done and some dead trees have been removed. New picnic tables have been installed and the Coloma High School metal works class made and donated benches and a bike rack.

Hammond said they’ve stumbled into some problems with the new landscaping because of all the rain, but they are still holding a ribbon cutting to thank everyone for the support.

“It’s not done yet, but we’re plugging along,” she said. “We wanted to say thank you for the overwhelming support we have received from volunteers, sponsors and the community.”

The Coloma DDA set off earlier this year to raise $73,000 for upgrades to the park.

Randall Park was designated as a future park site in 1977. Then, in 1999, the Coloma Congregational UCC spearheaded a campaign to build Randall Park as it is known today. The park and the playground structure honors the late longtime Coloma Mayor Glenn Randall.

While different groups have lead cleanup efforts at the park in the last 20 years, this is the first serious effort to improve the park.

The event on June 21 is rain or shine under the Randall Park Pavilion. It will include music, cake and punch.

For more information, call Coloma City Hall at 468-6606. 

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