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Soldiers Field Master Plan process continues

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Planning is underway for the future of Soldiers Field park in Rochester.

The Park Board got an update Tuesday on the process of putting together the plan that will shape the park for the next 30 years.

Members of the Park Board say this whole planning process started because they were getting so many people asking about changing the park. Members thought they needed an overarching vision to help guide those decisions.

The public input part of the Master Plan got started last month with an open house, and parks officials say they've heard from hundreds of people interested in the future of the park.

They're providing input on the future of aspects of the park like the golf course, ball field, track and pool.

Officials say two things are staying on all the plans: the Veterans Memorial and the west playground, but lately discussion has started over a possible Veterans Museum.

"The veterans have requested or at least are looking at the Soldiers Field Park area for their work," said Mike Nigbur of Rochester Parks and Recreation. "At today's meeting, basically I offered them [the Park Board] if they want to have a museum in the park. They didn't say they wanted it. So at this point in time we'll keep moving forward not having the museum in the park."

There are four different concepts listed online here, but Nigbur said the final plan could take aspects of each of them.

One online survey ends Tuesday, but parks officials are still taking written comments.

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