South Haven celebrated the opening of its new Winter Gathering Place in downtown Dyckman Park on Sunday.
Mayor Annie Brown joined community advocate Bob Copping in cutting the ribbon at the entrance to the area which features an outdoor fireplace. The area is near the Huron Street pavilion which in the winter features an ice skating rink.
The project was supported by the civic group SHOUT. More than 100 donors contributed to the $110,000 project which was also the recipient of a $40,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Fund.
The ribbon cutting was the closing event for the 30th annual Ice Breaker Festival.