Rebuild the Boardwalk Fundraiser!

Posted on May 23rd, 2022


Thanks to all our generous donors, the western portion of the boardwalk is completed! Our fundraising efforts are now focused on the eastern section of the boardwalk to complete this project.

 We are excited to continue the “Purchase a Step” program where all donations $1,000 and more will be recognized on the boardwalk. The recognitions will not be on individual steps, but a plaque along the observation deck or stair landings. 

The City is now fundraising for the reconstruction of the boardwalk. Our goal for the eastern section is $450,000. 

Ways to Give: Cash or Check to the City of Harbor Springs | PO Box 678 | Harbor Springs, MI 49740

The boardwalk is an iconic walkway that leads people from the top of the bluff to downtown Harbor Springs. Visitors cherish soaking in the sights of downtown Harbor Springs and Little Traverse Bay from the viewing platform, and students and residents use the boardwalk daily as the shortest route from uptown to downtown. Recently, the City closed the boardwalk due to safety concerns with its structure and foundations. Pedestrians must now take a significantly longer route along the bluff in order to reach downtown, and many residents are worried about children having to cross heavily trafficked streets. Thus, the City and community believe it is imperative that we replace the boardwalk as soon as possible.


If anyone is interested in learning more about the boardwalk and our plans to replace it, they can call City Hall at (231) 526-2104. We are now accepting donations via cash or check, and checks can be made out to the City of Harbor Springs, PO Box 678, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740.

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