Minot Park District is busy this summer completing various projects, and the staff there says it’s all thanks to the ongoing pandemic.
Interest rates are at an all-time low, and the park district is taking advantage of that. They took out a bond issue at the beginning of the construction season for 1.8%, which is historically low, and the director of the park district says the money couldn’t have come at a better time.
“We are doing a bunch of paving. Paving the parking lot at Leach Park. Paving the parking lot and adding a restroom at a trail on the west side of Minot. We are building a slide at Roosevelt Park pool, and a couple of projects that are thrown in there. At Polaris Park, we are doing a renovation of the hockey rink and the warming house,” said Ron Merritt.
Merritt says they’re looking at doing the same thing for different projects next summer.