Vennehjem/Highland Place park property donated
Monday, November 26, 2012 2:06 AM
Stan and Mary Jo Finholt recently donated 2.33 acres to the city for a park in the Vennehjem/Highland Place neighborhood on the north edge of Decorah.
The Decorah City Council accepted the donation during its meeting last week. According to Park-Rec Director Rick Edwards, the original plat for the neighborhood included a park. The land is located off the corner of Nordic Drive and Highland Drive.
"It will be a neighborhood park, much like the Nordheim Park or Miller Park," Edwards said.
Park-Rec budget funds will be used to clean up the area and seed it in the spring. Park Rec officials will meet with the neighbors to discuss what the residents want in their park and fundraising.