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.
Location. 44° 53.805′ N, 85° 24.567′ W. Marker is in Elk Rapids, Michigan, in Antrim County. Marker is on U.S. 31 0.2 miles north of 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rotary Park, 305 U.S. 31, Elk Rapids MI 49629, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elk Rapids (here, next to this marker); Land of Anishinabek
Also see . . . Rotary Club of Elk Rapids, Michigan. (Submitted on September 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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