Hoeven: Thank You For Supporting Oak Park

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today thanked all who helped restore power and make needed repairs to Minot’s Oak Park. On Wednesday, Minot Park Board and Park District employees were joined by more than 50 employees from electric cooperatives from across the State of North Dakota who traveled to Minot to lend their expertise to complete a variety of needed repairs, including the rewiring of a maintenance building and six picnic shelters, that resulted from last summer’s flooding of the Mouse River.

“Oak Park has long served as a special place for the Minot community,” said Hoeven. “After last year’s flood, we’ve seen a tremendous outpouring of generosity toward our city. The numerous individuals who traveled to Minot this Wednesday to lend their talents to help repair Oak Park shows, once again, that the people of our state remain committed to working together to rebuild the city. We extend our thanks to everyone who joined together this week to help restore Oak Park.”

Minot is still recovering from the flooding of the Mouse River, which runs through the city. Before incurring damage from the flood, Oak Park was a gathering place for the community, with a splash park, picnic shelters, walking trails, playground and sand volleyball court.

Last September, Oak Park won the “America’s Favorite Park” contest and received a $100,000 grant through the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative. The community is using the grant to restore Oak Park as a place for families to be outdoors and active together.