Father Marquette Park to receive makeover, will host rededication ceremony

MARQUETTE — If you find yourself out by Father Marquette Park, you may notice some changes.

Members of the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee held a work bee today to prepare the park for a rededication ceremony. In 2016, the beautification committee received a $200,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources to help restore the whole park.

Sunday, that park will be rededicated.

“I think it’s a wonderful project,” said Emily Lewis, chair of the MBRC. “Father Marquette has become more visible, and I think people know where Father Marquette Park is. No matter where you are. You’ll see Father Marquette, and he’s overlooking our city. He’s our namesake.”

Some of the changes include new sidewalks and a new entrance. In addition, a garden dedicated to late MBRC President Tammy Dawidowski and an overlook named after former Community Services Director Karl G. Zueger will be honored.

The rededication takes place Sunday, July 15th at 2 P.M.