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Rhinelander seeks public feedback on city parksSubmitted: 06/27/2016

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RHINELANDER - Rhinelander's softball coach approached the city to build a second softball field at Pioneer Park earlier this year. 

When the city approved the softball association's request to look into the possibility of another field, people on both sides of the argument spoke up. 


The softball association wants to use $50,000 in donations and fundraising to build another diamond at Pioneer Park. But groups including the farmers' market and county fair worry about space and the possilble need to cut down trees. 

"When this issue came up, all of the public outcry on what their thoughts were, so obviously these parks are important to everyone who lives here," said Rhinelander City Administrator Kristina Aschenbrenner.

That's why the city is sending out 3,800 surveys to Rhinelander homes along with their utility bills.

The survey asks questions all of the city's parks, but it focuses specifically on Hodag Park and Pioneer Park.

"First and foremost, get the opinions of the residents of the city of Rhinelander. So we're waiting for the results of the those surveys before we go into anymore decisions," said Aschenbrenner.

There is no deadline to return the survey.

The next parks meeting is set for July 25. 


Story By: Katie Thoresen

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