Voters approved $15 million for development and improvement of parks and recreation facilities throughout the city, including neighborhood and community park renovations, replacement of Crawford Park Pool, repairs and improvements to the senior center, construction of multi-use trails, and the first phase of a new centrally-located signature community park.
Neighborhood Parks Renovations – Bradford Park and Calf Pasture Park are neighborhood parks scheduled for improvements in the first year of the bond program. After seeking public input on the project scope, the park renovations are expected to begin in early fall 2018.
Creative Playground Replacement at Virginia Weaver Park – The creative play structure at Virginia Weaver Park will be replaced with a new creative playground with enhanced accessibility for children with special needs. The city council has engaged a firm for the design of the new playground, which will involve substantial community input. Public design meetings were held in May, and the City Council will be briefed on the design concept this summer. View City Council meeting agendas.
Design for New Outdoor Pool – The city is currently conducting a site analysis for the new outdoor pool, which will replace the current pool at Crawford Park. The design team conducted a public meeting on March 22 and will present site recommendations to the city council this summer. View City Council meeting agendas.
Repairs and Improvements at the Senior Center - The city council allocated funding in the first year of the program for repairs and improvements to the Senior Center.