Here is the rest of The Foot Bridge Park…newly renovated. (Technically is is called The Red Bridge Park)
This is the new bridge…we call it the rusty bridge. It was paid for by the Minnesota Department of Natural Recourses. How much did they pay for it? Who knows? I know the paving and parking lot was $220,000.00 Part of that was supposed to have been paid for with a Grant from the State of Minnesota…our tax dollars at work.
This is the bridge that used to cover the span to connect one side of the river to the other. Now they have planted shrubbery around it and built steps. At least they didn’t hack it up.
The old footbridge in winter.
This is the old beach house. It is a historical building so it might be safe from destruction. Far Guy says there used to be a ping pong table in half of it and boys and girls changing rooms in the other half. This used to be “the place” to go in the summertime. Some of the town kids practically lived there all summer. There were diving platforms and rafts and life guards on duty. ( usually teachers) I can only remember swimming here a few times. Far Guy was always gone all summer although he was able to get there a few times over the 4th of July when his parents made in back in town for a few days. I am not certain why this City Beach was abandoned…liability perhaps.
There are street lights now and green benches and a number of trash receptacles and red picnic tables and a drinking water fountain.
And a sculpture. I heard there are supposed to be more…it is becoming more of an artsy fartsy town all the time.