You may have noticed a lot of construction preparation at the park in addition to the dredging of the spreader canal that was recently completed.
The city is in the process of adding several improvements to the park. One of the main improvements will be the construction of permanent restrooms (see example). The restrooms will be located near the observation platform and book exchange. The area around the restrooms will be landscaped and they will be accessible with sidewalks.
The city will be improving the landscaping, install irrigation, and reinforce the canal banks from erosion. Three storm retention basins will be built to improve drainage and eliminate the standing water that occurs after heavy rains. There will be a storm retention basin will be located in the area behind the current portable restrooms. There will be another retention basin located between the sidewalks just north of the picnic pavilion. Another storm retention basin will be built behind the new restrooms.
The entrance from southbound Old Burnt Store Rd will be permanently closed off. All the improvements are expected to be completed by the end of February. The park will remain open during the construction.
The site plan has been finalized and the city is now just waiting on the Federal permit from the Army Corp of Engineers. As soon as the city receives the permit, they can set the construction timeline.
The site plan has been finalized and the city is now waiting on the Federal permit from the Army Corp of Engineers. As soon as the city receives the permit, they can set the construction timeline.
The final site plan is approved and construction of phase 1 is tentatively scheduled to begin in December. Some of the amenities in Phase 1 construction will include parking lots, an amphitheater, concession, restrooms, soccer fields, and a large pavilion.