WDC Executive Director Schilken says new downtown park will be, “workforce recruiting tool” (Audio)

 

November 18, 2019

Mike Tanner

KWAT Radio News

 

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Plans for a new downtown park in Watertown got a huge financial boost last week when the Watertown Area Community Foundation announced they’ll be awarding a $500,000 grant toward the project.

 

Watertown Development Company Executive Director Chris Schilken says a downtown park fits in nicely with their revitalization plan….

 

 

Schilken says Watertown can get the most bang for its buck by sticking money into its downtown….

 

 

Schilken says the park will keep downtown momentum moving forward…

 

 

Schilken says public meetings will be held to get input on what this downtown park might look like, but they already have some ideas….

 

 

The park will be located along Kemp Avenue just west of a new apartment building that will be constructed to replace the Palace Apartment building.