Emmet County Park Celebrates New Playground Equipment

The work is finished and now the fun can begin.

Construction just wrapped up on the new playground equipment at an Emmet County Park.

Jones Landing Park in Bear Creek Township, near Petoskey, has welcomed beach-goers with picnic areas, a pavilion and boat launch.

Now, all new playground equipment is waiting for kids.

The township footed the $40,000 bill.

But parents who live near the park say it’s beyond worth it.

“You know the park was really a nice place to have a picnic, but there was really nothing for the kids to do unless they bought yard games or something like that, so this new playground has really enhanced this park,” Pamela Kalfayan said.

Jones landing park first opened to the public in 20-11.