Work Underway On Whiting Lakefont Park
(photo courtesy of the RDA)
Work continues on the Whiting Lakefront project. Here you can see rebar laid down for the new lakefront promenade wall along Lake Michigan.
Construction crews started pouring concrete for the new lighting system and grading the area for the roads that will be built.
Mayor Joe Stahura says the two-tiered boardwalk along the shoreline will connect the Whiting trail system to the Hammond trail system and then up into Chicago. Also included is the creation of a new nature area, renovation of all existing facilities and a new gazebo event center on the shoreline, with the Chicago skyline serving as its backdrop. New parking facilities, renovation and expansion of the existing pathways and Whihala Beach boat harbor renovations are also planned. A new Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Museum is also included as part of the overall project.
The lakefront project is being funded in part by a $22-million grant from the Regional Development Authority.