The City of St. Cloud has voted unanimously on Monday to approve the land swap deal with St. Cloud State University that will allow George W. Friedrich Park to reopen in August.
Before the council voted, Mayor Dave Kleis gave a brief history of the park, as well as explained his intentions for the park.
After the presentation, the council’s concerns were answered by the mayor and the Director of Parks and Recreation Scott Zlotnik.
The city will be working with the university and local groups starting in July to help clean of Friedrich Park, Kleis said.
Minnesota State Colleges and University (MnSCU) are scheduled to vote on the land swap deal this month.
Once MnSCU votes to approve the deal, the city will apply for $6 million in state bonding to clean up Friedrich park, Kleis said.
MnSCU has approved the land swap deal with the city. The final documents need to be drawn up to make the deal official.