Boy Scout Creates Fishing Dock at Rochester Municipal Park
Victor Hibbeln built the handicap-accessible platform before the snow started to fall; the city will build a cement walkway to the dock in the spring.
So he built a special dock to make it happen. Victor is a Boy Scout, and to attain Scouting's highest rank — Eagle Scout — he needed to complete a community project. Past Eagle Scout projects in the community have been at the Rochester Community Garden and Veterans Memorial Pointe.
Victor, of Troop 125 in Rochester, said he built the special dock "so that the handicapped, elderly and children can enjoy the pond and have a comfortable place to fish from."
The dock has a 6-inch curb around the edges to make it safe for wheelchairs, he said. In the spring, the city of Rochester will install a cement walkway that leads to the dock.
Victor is in the process of raising money to cover the cost of his project: about $1,400. Anyone wishing to donate can send a check to Victor at 536 W. Third St., Rochester, 48307.