October 24, 2013
The rocky ditch, pictured above, is where the historic Lakeland Park wall usually sits. The wall, built about 1890, has been dismantled rock-by-rock and moved back into the park, visible at right, while local contractor Mike Walker works to shore up and reconstruct the structure.
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Reconstruction of Lakeland Park stone wall in progress, expected completion next spring
About 150 feet of the Lakeland Park stone wall fronting Forman Street (state routes 13 and 20) is gone — it has been dismantled and the stones moved back into the park while a local contractor works to repair and reconstruct a portion of the historic wall that had become so unsteady as to be hazardous.The project, which the village board approved in August and is expected to be completed next spring, will not only shore up the base of the wall and to make the structure more secure, it will also create a new gated entrance to the park by Carpenter’s Barn, which will help make the park and the barn more user-friendly to the community.