Columbia getting ready to revamp River Park

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It’s not uncommon to see Dietmar Wilke walking in River Park with his girlfriend Lisa and their dog Precious.

He’s been to the area between the 462 bridge and Route 30 bridge.

“There’s woods, a couple trails,” he said.

That 11-acre section of the park is about to get a revamp.

“We’re looking in different areas to expand passive and active recreation to really tell the story and history that is here at the park,” Assistant Borough Manager Rebeca Denlinger said. 

There have considerable improvements at River Park. The $2 million Columbia Crossing Building opened a little more than two years ago.

Now, the borough is asking folks to fill out a survey of what they want to see in the park expansion.

“It’s the master plan we’re developing now that will really guide the decisions we make in going after grants and budgeting what we plan to do there,” she said.

Denlinger said the revamp could also bring a shot of recreational tourism and economic development to Columbia.

“The expansion of the park can only help us attract more people to the park but also get them to go up into town,” she said.

You can find the online survey here.

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