Slide removed, walkway closed in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Hazardous conditions along the lakefront caused two popular recreation spots in Gladstone to cease being available to the public Friday.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday, the city removed the newly-installed slide at the Gladstone beach for safety reasons. The slide was installed Friday, July 12 and replaced the prior slide, which had been a feature of the beach for more than 20 years.

According to a press release issued by the city Friday afternoon, the city is required to remove any safety hazards immediately. The parks and recreation department is working to repair the slide, which will be reinstalled as soon as possible.

The Gladstone Beach itself remains open.

Also Friday, the city closed the wooden portion of the Gladstone Boardwalk, located near Saunders Point. The high waters of Little Bay de Noc had allowed algae to to form on the boardwalk, creating slip and fall situations. The section of boardwalk will remain closed until further notice.

Any questions about the closure or slide removal can be directed to the Gladstone Parks and Recreation Department at 906-399-8637.