But a new plan being crafted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department envisions Marine Park as a town square or village green. The planning process kicked off yesterday (Wednesday) with a meeting at the park to gather public input. Casey Kelly was there and has this report.
Marine Park is one of Juneau’s busiest public spaces. During the summer, cruise ship passengers mingle with state workers on their lunch break, dotting benches throughout the park’s 1.3 acres. Unfortunately, it’s also widely seen as a haven for public drunkenness and other illicit behavior.