Park Closes Temporarily

Bancroft Bay Park Closed Temporarily Albert Lea, MN

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ALBERT LEA, MN – The Snow MAYhem may feel like ages ago, but a local park is still feeling the effects of that winter blast we got earlier this month.

Bancroft Bay Park in Albert Lea is closed because officials are worried that falling branches from trees damaged in the storm could be a safety hazard.

Jay Hutchinson, Director of the Parks and Recreation Program in Albert Lea, says gates are closed until everything is cleaned up.

“Well its frustrating especially when the weather turns nice and everybody wants to be in the park, it’s not something we take lightly but I think again there is a real hazard to the public,” said Hutchinson.

This is the first time they’ve ever had to close a park because of this type of situation.

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