Rotary Park "Centennial Project"
US 31 in its present location was built in 1953. In the 1960s, the Rotary Club of Elk Rapids began to develop the land between the highway and Elk River. With the help of other local organizations, the area became a park, named Rotary Park in honor of its first benefactor.
Elk Rapids Rotary, celebrating in 2005 Rotary International's first 100 years, made the park its "Centennial Project", with major renovations and additions to the grounds, the pavilion, and the monument.
This plaque commemorates the rededication of Rotary Park to the citizens of the community and to the many travelers who stop to spend a few moments enjoying the beauty and history of the area.
[Dedicated by] Officers and Members
Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
June 25, 2005
Erected 2005 by Rotary Club of Elk Rapids.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
Location. 44° 53.805′ N, 85° 24.567′ W.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elk Rapids (here, next to this marker); Land of Anishinabek (here, next to this marker); Why All of the Stumps? (here, next to this marker); Because of the Water... (here, next to this marker); Early Elk Rapids and the Elk River (a few steps from this marker); Elk River, Entry to the Chain of Lakes of Antrim County (a few steps from this marker); The Old Mission Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Old Mission House (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Rapids.
Also see . . . Rotary Club of Elk Rapids, Michigan. (Submitted on September 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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