Big Dig event brings kids to the construction zone

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Kids big and small got to play in the construction zone Saturday at the Big Dig event in downtown Rochester.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., children had the chance to make their own helmets, explore construction equipment and interact with some members of the Knutson Construction team.

Activities included digging in the dirt, drawing with chalk and dancing in bubbles to the sound of the live band.

Organized by Destination Medical Center (DMC), Knutson Construction and Rochester Mom, the family event was a way for members of the Rochester community to connect with DMC’s initiative, the Discovery Walk, in downtown Rochester.

“We have all come together to plan this great event that brings people to the construction zone in downtown Rochester. It really gives families the opportunity to see the real process, the Discovery Walk vision, up close. It will be an incredible four-block linear park that will connect downtown to Soldier’s Field. So it gives families a chance to learn more about the project,” said Rochester Mom owner Becky Montpetit.

The Discovery Walk is currently being built city by block and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.

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