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Brookings remembers first Parks & Rec director

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014

Allyn Frerichs is shown in August 2011 on Brookings’ Main Avenue, among the landscaping he helped plan as part of the Streetscape project.

• After half-century of public service, Frerichs dies at 75

BROOKINGS – In January 1961, 22-year-old Allyn Frerichs signed on as the first director of the City of Brookings' Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. He stayed on the job until the end of August 2011.

His well-earned retirement was too brief. He died Sunday in Brookings.

Today a man who devoted more than a half-century to public service is being warmly remembered by those he worked for and those who worked for him.

For the complete article see the 02-04-2014 issue.

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