Property to be used for new city park
(Sandstone, MN) January 28, 2020 – Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) is helping pave the way for a new city park in Sandstone after donating commercial property to the City of Sandstone. Located at 406 N Commercial Avenue, the Sandstone property is nestled in a prime location, close to downtown shopping, the library, and multi-family housing developments. The property once served as the former location of MCCU’s Sandstone branch.
Kathy George, City Administrator of Sandstone, is excited about the possibilities of a new park. “A decent playground is long overdue for our wonderful community,” she stated. “We hope to have a new playground, new basketball court, and relocate the skatepark to this site.”
The City of Sandstone officially closed on the former MCCU-Sandstone property on January 26, 2021. A playground task force was formed to discuss fundraising efforts and gather sufficient community input about the long-term plans for the city’s newly acquired space. “Depending on our plans and fundraising efforts, we hope to begin construction in 2022, if not sooner,” stated George.
The name “Panther Park” has been proposed by the City for the new play space – a tribute to Sandstone’s former high school mascot and the historic high school building that is located across the street.
“It brings me great joy to see MCCU and the City of Sandstone come together to join forces on this project,” stated Kris LaBounty, Branch Manager of MCCU-Sandstone. “Our former building and location served us well for many years, but now it’s time to rehabilitate the area for a much-needed playground in our community”.
In 2016, MCCU broke ground on its current branch location at 305 Lundorff Drive in Sandstone.
For over 80 years, MCCU has been a steadfast supporter of our members and communities. We nurture a culture of service among our employees and work hard to invest in the regions we’re proud to be a part of.
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