Contractors work on the new library addition.

Library & Dykshoorn Park Project Nears Completion

The project improving the Morton Mandan Public Library and Dykshoorn Park remains on target for fall completion.

Library improvements. The library project includes an approximate 8,000-square-foot addition with a new atrium; public meeting room that can seat up to 300 people; public restrooms; and bookmobile garage with equipment storage. The existing 13,000-square-foot building will receive heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical upgrades plus door and window replacement; masonry restoration; new floor, wall and ceiling finishes; and other traffic pattern improvements.

Park improvements. Dykshoorn Park improvements include a main entrance off Fourth Ave NW, permanent decorative fencing, shade sails in front of the band shell, meandering walking paths, lighting elements that tie in the history of the railroad, gas fire pits and more.

The project is being funded with a donation from Energy Transfer, the Mandan Visitor’s Fund and the Mandan Supplemental Environmental Projects Trust. Additional donations will be welcomed for library furnishings and equipment. If funds become available in the future, there are plans for a multi-use pavilion in Heritage Park to the east of Dykshoorn Park.

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