Community Gives Input on Chester Park Renovations

By KBJR News 1

December 11, 2012 Updated Dec 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The June floods took a toll on Chester Park, and now the city is working to figure out a way to restore it.

The floods dropped sediment into the stream that runs through the park, filled the pond with rocks, blew out a dam, and washed away parts of trails.

Tonight's meeting aimed to get input from the community on how to best repair these damages.

There are three proposed plans, but nothing is set in stone.

"The city doesn't have a firm position as far as rebuilding the pond or the stream, so we are looking for input from stake holders as to, kinda, what they want to see in the restored stream area, we have some concept drawings of pond or no pond, but we are open to all options at this point," said Chris Kleist, the program coordinator for the City of Duluth.

They hope to find a solution that will benefit the environment and members of the community.

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