New park has a name

Published 8:13 am Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The green space at the corner of the “Robbins block” parking lot across from the new Mower County Jail and Justice Center has a new name: Plaza on First.

The county board approved the name after discussing other naming options with the Main Street Committee

The Main Street Project and Spruce Up Austin are working together to turn a 50 by 65 foot space on the northwest corner of the parking lot into a green space with park benches and possibly picnic tables.

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The county board is looking to meet with the group to discuss other potential names, like City-County Square to represent the cooperation between the city and county in building the Mower County Jail and Justice Center downtown.

Work on the parking lot is currently underway, but there’s currently no timetable on when the green space will be finished.