Shannon McLeod, a federal grant writer and administrator hired by the city explained the project that’s part of Stellar for the city.
Since July the city and park department have worked with Mike Reese from the Troyer Group determining the design features they wanted in this second phase.
The improvements include a open shelter picnic pavilion, a natural playground, permanent cornhole, sensory garden, Veterans memorial plaza, a synthetic ice rink, ADA compliant sidewalks wandering throughout the property and the addition of 14 angle parking spaces along Garro Street
The estimated total cost of the project is $700,000. As part of Stellar the city will receive $560,000 in grant funds and the local match provided by the city will be $140,000.
McLeod said another public hearing will be conducted in March and the grant application will be submitted in April. Bids will be received in July and construction will begin in early October and be completed in the spring of 2022.