City: Input Needed on Chester Park Post-Flood
Posted at: 09/27/2012 4:47 PM
| Updated at: 09/27/2012 11:03 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe
Chester Park is a well-loved area in Duluth, but it's future has changed dramatically since June's flooding destroyed trails and bridges. Now, the city is looking ahead to reshape its future.
On Thursday, Duluth's Parks and Recreation Department held an open house event for its Mini Master Plan for the area. Work on the plan was put on hold during and after the flooding.
Parks and Recreation Manager Kathy Bergen said work now focuses on rebuilding slopes, washed out trails, the soccer/skating field and many of the wiped-out bridges.
"We have to figure out ways to repair those, and what kind of programs we want to have on them so when we do fix them, we fix them for future uses," Bergen said.
Bergen said public input is greatly needed to help shape the park's future.
Thursday's open house event continues with a second session from 6:30-8:00 p.m. At the Chester Park Chalet on 1801 E. Skyline Parkway.