In 1985, York Township acquired from the State of Michigan, 118 acres of land that was part of the old State Hospital grounds with the idea of development into park land. Today, Sandra Richardson is a park with lots to offer from over 3 miles of trails through woods and meadow to playing fields for the game of soccer.
In 1995, Saline Area Soccer Association approached York Township for leasing part of the land for development into soccer fields. Today, there are three major soccer fields in use from early April to late October.
Sandra Richardson continues to evolve through the help of Grants, donations, Scouts, local organizations and volunteers. Currently there are plans in the works for returning part of the land to it’s native natural environment that will be known as “Oak Opening”. Oak Openings are areas of land that were abundant the early days of the Township history.