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AP Council Hears Update From Imagine Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 8-9-2018

(Arnolds Park)-- The Arnolds Park City Council Wednesday reviewed updated plans from Imagine Iowa Great Lakes for beautification of the amusement park waterfront and promenade areas. 

The update was presented by Brad Beck of Beck Engineering, which is overseeing some of the planning and design work for the beautification group.

Beck told the council plans have been revised to include a wooden board walk along the Arnolds Park waterfront from Zephyr Drive to the beach and volleyball courts, with a concrete walkway behind it and some grasses on the other side of the concrete. 

Plans call for the promenade along the green space area, or Preservation Plaza, to include some natural stone pillars, prairie plantings, some bio retention features, walk and bike paths, and decorative lighting and planters. 

Beck told the council they still plan to start work in that area this fall with the goal of having that part of the project done by next spring. However he said that could hinge on the timing of getting some permits that are needed for the boardwalk project.

Beck said the Lake Street portion of the project won't get started until the fall of 2019, once construction of the new Roof Garden is completed.