New Name Picked For Olmsted County Park
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A popular public spot on Lake Zumbro has a new name.
The Olmsted County Parks Dept. Tuesday presented its master plan for a new park at the site and announced it is now known as Lake Zumbro Park.
It had been called White Bridge Pier and White Bridge Fishing Access. But when the county purchased the former Fisherman’s Inn restaurant property, it was decided to develop a new park and adopt a new name. After the county’s $750,000 purchase of the property, the site grew from one to four acres.
“We are excited about our new name of this park – Lake Zumbro Park,” said Olmsted County Park Superintendent Karlin Ziegler. “The name was changed to provide more geographical context. And, since this park has more recreation potential beyond a fishing pier, the name is more reflective of that.”
Over the next five years, the county’s plan calls for work on the double landing boat launch, parking lot, and the large retaining wall. Also included is the installation of an ADA accessible personal watercraft (kayak and canoe) dock.
Longer-term plans call for relocating the peninsula parking lot to provide more green space and constructing a pavilion shelter and restrooms.
The Olmsted County Board will vote on the master plan at its Dec. 3 meeting.