The Curry Park Trail enhancement project is underway
Written by Jesse Baroka on June 4, 2019
IRONWOOD – At last night’s meeting of the Ironwood Parks and Recreation Committee, committee members praised the start of construction on the Curry Park Trail enhancement project. Committee member Tom Kangas mentioned at last night’s meeting that though he praises the project he would like to see the old mine footings along the trail preserved due to historic significants, Community Development Director Tom Bergman agreed saying he will ask that crews not touch to disturb them. The project is funded with a grant from the Gogebic Range Health Foundation; the 10-foot wide trail utilizes an old railroad grade which will connect the trail to Miners Memorial Heritage Park. The trail should be completed in a week or two. In other action Sam Davey, chair of the committee, said $25,000 has been raised for the restoration of the Hiawatha statue, continuing saying the cost of repairing Hiawatha is now covered, however money still has to be raised for the equipment rental to do the restoration work.