The Nara Nature Park provides some of the best recreational opportunities in Houghton and the park just got bigger.
An additional seven acres was donated to the park by the Nara family, comprising of an area around the Pilgrim River, just south of the bridge in the park.
This is the latest in a series of contributions made by the family, so the city of Houghton recognized Robert and Ruth Nara with a Resolution of Appreciation at Wednesday’s meeting of the city council.
Ruth Nara was in attendance and said of her husband, who passed away in 2015, that he always stood for generosity, common sense and always doing the right thing.
The Nara’s have contributed over 100 acres of land, supporting the multi-use trail system, Nara Chalet and Interpretive Center and the Copper Country Humane Society.