Stassen suggests Park Board come up with a list of items for consideration

    Crookston Park Board members and city officials met at Landslide Park on West Sixth Street Monday to look at the area where a new 12-foot by 18-foot flag will be flown on the 60-foot flag pole donated by Kirk Luckow, and imagine what else they could add to the area to make it more appealing.  Among the casual chatter was talk of a natural trail, fishing pier, bridges across drainage areas, garden areas and benches.

    Parks & Recreation Director Scott Riopelle told the group that the flag donated by Luckow will be installed soon after running lights are put up by the post and landscaping will follow. He added that the green space close to the river looks a little different since they removed the white wraps on the close to 300 trees planted as some people said it looked too much like a cemetery.

    “We want to get people down here to utilize the area,” said Riopelle.

    Other suggestions around the picnic shelter were bench swings that face the river, a concrete park, an obstacle play structure, a trail to downtown, and hosting an event at Landslide Park to bring attention to the area.

    City Administrator Shannon Stassen suggested the Park Board come up with items to add to the comprehensive plan for the city and bring in other groups like Bike Crookston and the Downtown Crookston Development Partnership to assist.