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Published September 16, 2013, 06:31 PM

Proposed nature park in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Fargo Parks and Recreation Department hopes to turn flood buyout properties into a place to enjoy nature.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Fargo Parks and Recreation Department hopes to turn flood buyout properties into a place to enjoy nature.

They have been working with the county for about nine years to acquire three parcels of land along the Red River.

Monday night, a public input meeting will address neighbors’ concerns about turning the area into conservancy parks.

Director of Recreation Clay Whittlesey says it's something Fargo doesn't have.

Clay Whittlesey- Director of Recreation: "We've done a really good job of building ball fields and hockey rinks and soccer fields and things like that, but we really don't have anything like a nature park. We have a small conservancy park. It's about 8 acres, but these are big parcels of land. There's a lot of wildlife out there."

The public input meeting is Monday at 7 p.m. at Davies High School.

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