DMC board discusses future of Soldiers field

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(ABC 6 News) – Destination Medical Center’s board of directors met Thursday to discuss the future of Soldier’s field in Rochester.

DMC is working with the city of Rochester to put millions of dollars worth of new investments into the park.

So far, DMC and city officials have worked together to produce short-term and long-term plans which were approved by Rochester’s park board in October.

Those plans include improvements and additions including — renovating playground equipment, shelters, and the park’s pool.

“The initial phases are the aquatics, the east playground, the west playground, north and south trails, the west shelter area, and the play area. That is predominatly the main five areas that the 18 million dollar project the remaining problematic activities for the long term is about another 15 million dollars again that is not all-inclusive,” said Rochester Park and Forestry Division head Mike Nigbur.

The preliminary plans are now set to be considered by the city council — and if approved construction will begin sometime next year.