The town of Park River, N.D., has made a lot of progress in the last decade, and the latest example is the start of construction on a new RV park to help draw people to the community, the Grand Forks Herald reported.

“Ten years ago, Park River was balancing on a fence,” Mayor Dan Stenvold said. “The wind could blow it one way, and it could have blown away with the wind. Or you could spend some money and get better. The town chose to get better.”

There’s more to come in this town of 1,400.

Today (Aug. 26), the Park River Parks and Recreation District will break ground on a new $320,000, 20-acre RV park in the Green Acres Subdivision. The North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund provided $240,000 toward the project.

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Director Mark Zimmerman is the keynote speaker for the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

The RV park is the first phase of what local boosters hope is a $7 million, three-year project to develop a sports complex, plus a community center.

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