Met Council Awards Carver County $1 Million for Coney Island Project
The Metropolitan Council recently authorized a grant for up to $1,050,000 so Carver County could acquire Coney Island for Lake Waconia Regional Park.
According to the Chanhassen Villager, the sale should close in February, and the Met Council also agreed to reimburse the county for demolition and debris-removal costs.
Coney Island’s roots date back to the 1880s when Lake Waconia was a vacation destination. The county has plans to restore the park as a recreational spot, with two different working plans being discussed.
Carver County Parks Director Marty Walsh reportedly said that plans for Coney Island and the existing park will be refined in 2016. In addition, the work to clean up Coney Island and remove potential hazards will likely extend into 2017.
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