First weekly neighborhood listening session at Tacconelli’s Thursday Sep 17 6:30pm

The Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park announce the first weekly neighborhood listening session to discuss what Ironwood residents, businesses and organizations would like the Miners Park to become. The first session is aimed at downtown residents, businesses, civic organizations and is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 6:30pm at Tacconelli’s banquet room in downtown Ironwood.

The Miners Park extends from Alfred Wright Boulevard on the west to Easy/Bonnie Street on the east. Ironwood residents living north of the Miners Park from the state-line east to the Industrial Park are invited to attend this listening session. The Friends of the Park are also scheduling Listening Sessions for the Industrial Park and Jessieville Location, Aurora Location and Norrie Location.

Paul Kostelnik of the Friends of the Miners Park says “These locations are our neighbors. We want to hear what their concerns are and hear their thoughts on long range plans for the Miners Park. This is not a sales presentation, we want to hear what the public thinks.”

Everyone interested in the Miners Park is encouraged to attend the Listening Sessions however the first hour will be dedicated to listening to the designated neighborhood residents. Kostelnik added: “We will present a few slides covering neighborhood issues to guide the discussion in the first hour, then open up the floor for general discussion as long as people want to speak.”

Future Listening Sessions will be announced when dates and locations are determined. The schedule will be available online at and on Facebook.