Rori Stumvoll, of Stumvoll Excavating, recently began clearing trails in Nisswa Lake Park. Using the tunnel under Highway 371, the connecting trails will lead walkers from downtown Nisswa through the woods and along Nisswa Lake.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, a group that included representatives from the city, the park commission and Friends of Nisswa Lake Park toured the park to see the trail progress.

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The park also has picnic tables and its first memorial bench. Barbecue pits, garbage cans and more benches will be added, and future plans call for a pavilion/gazebo, restroom, parking lot, path and boardwalk along the waterfront, fishing pier, boat mooring slips, amphitheater and swimming area.

The Friends of Nisswa Lake Park, a volunteer-led nonprofit fundraising group, is dedicated to the development and construction of the park.