Press Release via Minneapolis Parks:
On July 19, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Minnesota DNR (MN DNR) completed the installation of the new DNR fishing pier at Lake Calhoun.
Located off of East Calhoun Parkway near West 36th Street, the popular fishing pier was the oldest on Lake Calhoun and was worn out and slated for replacement later this summer before the June 21 storm damaged it beyond repair.
“I am very pleased that, with the help of the MN DNR, our crews were able to install the new pier very quickly. While it’s a little bittersweet to see the oldest fishing dock in our park system go, it’ll be great to see families and anglers using the brand new pier at Lake Calhoun for many years to come.”
— MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller.
The MN DNR directed the purchasing and delivery of the pier and the MPRB oversaw the receiving, assembly and installation.
The newly installed pier opened to the public Friday afternoon.
Contact:Dawn Sommers Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Office: (612) 230-6407 firstname.lastname@example.org