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Markgrafs Park is located on near the City Walk district. The east side trail is more isolated than the west. (Riham Feshir/Woodbury Bulletin)

Sexual assault prompts safety concerns at Woodbury's parks

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On one of the few nice, sunny Monday afternoons that Woodbury saw so far this spring, walkers, bikers and joggers strolled local parks to enjoy the weather.


But not many were seen at Markgrafs Park, where a woman was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning, according to police.

"I run outside quite a bit so that's definitely alarming," said Natalie Johnston, a Woodbury resident who spent some time Monday afternoon with her two children at neighboring Powers Lake Park.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.