City council members receive update on Ishpeming's newest pavilion

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - Members of the Ishpeming city council met Friday for an update on the new pavilion being built.

It’s located on West Euclid Street adjacent to Lake Bancroft and the Cliffs Shaft Museum.

The pavilion was made possible through state grants and large donations by both Eagle Mine and Cleveland-Cliffs.

Once completed, the pavilion will feature 12 large picnic tables, electricity, heated restrooms and a kitchen.

The beautiful new pavilion will be the ideal venue for a parties and family outings and will help to preserve the rich mining heritage of Ishpeming and Marquette County according to council member, Stu Skauge.

“It really will carry on the mining heritage for the area with the Cliffs Shaft Museum here. Cliffs was here for over a 150 years. My grandfather worked here in this mine for 50 years. The only reason he retired was they closed it in 1967,” Skauge announced.

Skauge says there has already been a great deal of interest in reserving the pavilion. However, a few details still need to be finalized before potential reservations can proceed.

"We get calls every single day at DPW where people want to reserve it for maybe graduation parties or whatever. But so far we don't know what we'll charge for it. So we haven't done any reservations yet. We're talking people to call back in January. We’ll know more about it,” Skauge stated.

Skauge says a few finishing touches still need to be completed including installing the garage doors, picnic tables and signage before the pavilion can be made public.

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