McDermott Park Master Plan Reviewed

The Fond du Lac City Council Wednesday night got its first look at a proposed master plan for McDermott Park. The Friends of McDermott Park arranged for the plan. Many of them were in the audience and spoke in favor of it during the public comment section of the meeting. Lisa Pauly said for the most part she liked the plan but was concerned about a potential security issue if a small amphitheater were built below ground level in the park. She says police would have to stop and look into the amphitheater for any criminal activity instead of just viewing the park from their squad cars while on patrol.The amphitheater is just a concept at this time. Public Works Director Jordan Skiff says at this point City staff is in favor of putting in a multi-use trail between Merrill and Johnson in the park. The plan will come before the Council on May 24th for their approval. Skiff said a copy of it should be available on the City website Thursday.