Father Marquette Park re-dedication event over weekend

MARQUETTE — This past weekend a local park was rededicated and restored through the efforts of the Marquette Restoration and Beautification Committee and others.

The Father Marquette Park has been around for over 100 years. The park has gone through some damages over that period of time, but has now been repaired and improved.

Through restoration it has been equipped with the capabilities to accommodate visitors who are handicap and need a more stable walk way. It has also been restored to be more appealing visible for all who drive into the Marquette’s down town area.

“It has just been a park that wasn’t much visited and mostly because it wasn’t visible and or accessible,” said President of Marquette Restoration and Beautification Committee, Jill Lamere. “So it was important for us to open this up as an entrance to our downtown area and get people in here.”

The re-dedication also held a moment to honor some folks who were involved with this restoration. Some names honored at the event were Karl G. Zueger who now has an overlook dedicated to him and a garden that was dedicated to Tami Dawidowski.