Comments to be taken on fairgrounds’ future

Post-Bulletin staff

Want to help make plans to revitalize the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester?

Make your voice heard Saturday at a town hall meeting. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the ballroom at Mayo Civic Center.

The revitalization project is the class project for this year’s Leadership Greater Rochester class. The class is organized by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce to train the area’s future leaders.

The class intends to promote the fairgrounds as a regular, year-round attraction for residents and visitors.


Participants’ comments at the meeting will be recorded. A team of professional landscape architects and planners, working on a volunteer basis, will use the comments to draw some conceptual plans for the fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds is a 55-acre property donated to Olmsted County by Dr. Christopher Graham. Though commonly known as the fairgrounds, its formal name is Graham Park, an appellation the leadership class is trying to restore to common use.

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