Fargo Park District prepares for next steps in plans for Island Park

The Island Park project is expected to get more public input on April 26.
The Island Park project is expected to get more public input on April 26.(Aaron Walling/KVLY)
Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 10:44 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - While the Fargo Park District continues to gather feedback and data for the master plan of Island Park, they are preparing for their next round of input from the public. Some of the ideas that people in the community are wanting for future plans for the park include keeping the oak tree canopy according to the park district.

The final master plan will help guideline for park improvements in the next 20 years and beyond. However, Island Park isn’t the only area being looked at. There is continued talks about the improvements of places like Yunker Farm, Lindenwood and Johnson Park. According to Executive Director Dave Leker, this is to benefit the nearby neighborhoods and the Fargo communities.

”We think [Yunker Farm is] going to be some type of a conservation park with local conservation groups,” said Leker. “We’ve got Lindenwood, we relocated that lower road for flood impacts. But we also want to redevelop Lindenwood and do a master planning process for Lindenwood. And then there’s also Johnson Park up by NDSU that was previously a soccer complex and we would like to look at that and see what’s the best use of that park you know for the neighborhood and the community overall.”

The next public input meeting for the Island Park project is set for April 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Robert D. Johnson Recreation Center.

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