Phase I is in process to be completed 2016-2017.
- The Cedar Springs Community Library has been designed as a place where educational opportunities can be extended and the community can meet, grow and learn together. The Library’s new home will grow from 2,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet. It will include substantially more space for books, computers, study rooms, tutoring and small group meeting rooms, workstations, and a multi-purpose room with a kitchen and accessible restrooms.
- An Amphitheater, based on the original Cedar Springs train depot design, (See the CBDT Logo) will be equipped with professional lighting, a sound system, and changing rooms. The space is surrounded by a lush lawn where attendees can relax and enjoy plays, outdoor movies and concerts.
- Rain Gardens will offer protection of Cedar Creek and opportunities for area schools to conduct science experiments and participate in research to benefit Michigan waterways.
- Boardwalks and Walking Paths will wind from North Park (at the north end of the historic business district) through the Town Square and continue through Riggle Park to 17 Mile Road (near the business corridor) thereby connecting our community and highlighting our greatest natural asset – Cedar Creek.
- A Veteran’s Clock Tower will be erected near the current Veteran’s Memorial Park to further commemorate and honor all service men and women who have sacrificed for our country.
- Sculpture & Art will provide a point of special interest for children and adults alike and will enhance the area that is home to the historic Cedar Springs natural flowing spring. Local artist, Steve Anderson, has created our first unique sculpture to add culture and beauty near the planned library building and the rain gardens.
- Trails – Cedar Springs had the distinction of having two railroads pass through it. Now it will have two trails pass through it – the North Country Trail and the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. The North Country Trail is America’s longest walking/hiking trail, stretching 4,600 miles from upstate New York to North Dakota and now routed through Cedar Springs. It will cross the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail at the trailhead in downtown Cedar Springs.