Yankton Reveals Westside Park Pond Revitalization Design

Yankton Reveals Westside Park Pond Revitalization Design

The Yankton City Commission approved spending nearly two hundred thousand dollars Monday night to design upgrades to the famous duck pond at Westside Park, but not after some lengthy discussion.

The commissioners voted eight to one to pay Stockwell Engineers one hundred ninety-seven thousand dollars to design the upgrades.

Yankton City Commissioner Tony Maibaum was the lone no vote. He says the city has bigger issues that need to be taken care of first…

The main unknowns with the planned revitalization efforts are whether or not the city will secure additional private donors for the project. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says she is in contact with a couple potential donors, but nobody has made anything public yet…

Last year, Avera Sacred Heart donated two hundred thousand dollars to the pond improvements, with their goal of having that phase completed by their 125th anniversary celebration in November of this year.