A big donation this week for a park improvement project set to begin next year.
The Coon Rapids Lions Club presented a $50,000 donation at Wednesday night's City Council Meeting. They also gave a second check totaling $6,000 to purchase four new benches for the Memorial Garden.
Lions Coon Creek Park opened in 1990 and has seen steady improvements over the years. But it's slated for a major overhaul next year, the final project in the park bond approved by voters. Along with new playground equipment, proposed improvements include new picnic shelters, new trails, a sand volleyball court and more parking.