Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, Feb. 21, 2000

Public input requested for Lions Park project

By Andrea Vargo

Lions Park will get a make-over when the Wright County Rd. 7 realignment takes place, said City Administrator Doug Borglund at the Howard Lake City Council meeting Tuesday.

Input from residents is very welcome, since there is only a rough idea of what might be in the park, he said.

It is assumed there will be a relatively indestructible and safe playground for children, and Borglund said he has looked at some specifications for plastic coated picnic tables and benches.

The manufacturer claims it is vandalism proof, he said.

Borglund said he thought it might be nice if there were benches scattered throughout the playground and by the shelter, so parents could watch their children easily or just sit with a nice view of the lake.

The most important thing is what people really want for their park, he said.

Two suggestions from the audience included a horseshoe pit and a shuffle board for families who picnic there.

Grills for picnics are another idea Borglund felt would enhance the appeal of the area.

Residents are encouraged to stop by city hall and give the staff any suggestions they might have, or call 320-543-3670.

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