Thursday, February 7, 2013

Theodore Wirth Park development as a center for silent sports

Theodore Wirth Chalet
High School Nordic Skier
I read with great interest an article, "Wither Minneapolis' Wirth Park?", discussing the challenges of sharing the expansive 759 acre Wirth Park between golfers, Nordic skiers and mountain bikers.  The Loppet Foundation is interested in expanding the existing chalet to accommodate the great many winter athletes that make great use of this top quality Nordic ski course.

The snow making that the Loppet Foundation has invested in, and increasingly unpredictable winter weather, make this park a very busy site for High School meets throughout the winter months.  For example, four days of this week there are Sectional Nordic meets being held at Wirth.

I hope that the park board will support expansion of the building to better support the growing use by winter sports. A couple of renderings of what the new facility would look like are at PHOTOS: The future of Wirth Park?

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