Eye Sore of the Week – Revisited Property: 2901 Wabash Road Lansing

Featured as an Eyesore in June 2014, the grounds at the Marvin E. Beekman Center have since enjoyed significant improvements. At that time, “the faded peach playground equipment (was) partially draped in bright orange safety netting” and was “sprinkled with rust spots.” It was reported that plans for a replacement were underway.

The weedy gravel bed surrounding the play structure has been exchanged for new wood chips. The brightly painted blue and red structure is encircled by a lap track. Nearby, the swing set includes equipment to accommodate a wheelchair, entirely fitting for a facility that serves students with physical and cognitive needs.

“Eyesore of the Week” is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eye Candy of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail eye@lansingcitypulse.com or call Berl Schwartz at 999-5061.