Watertown City Council moves forward on plans for downtown park  (Audio)

August 3, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Plans for a new park in downtown Watertown took a step forward Monday night.

The city council, on a 9-1 vote, approved a nearly $174,000 agreement with Confluence Urban Design Group of Sioux Falls to develop construction documents and provide bidding services for construction of the new park.

The only no vote came from Councilman Ried Holien….

Which drew this response from Mayor Sarah Caron….

Holien says he voted against the Urban Renewal tax too, so in order to remain consistent on the issue, he voted no on the contract with Confluence as well.

The park, which will be located just east of the Watertown Area Community Foundation offices on Kemp Avenue, is likely to include a bandshell for live music events, and space for a small skating rink in the winter months.