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City Council approves $2.5 million Parks and Recreation plan

Tuesday, October 15

Plan includes improvements and to parks throughout the City


At their meeting on Monday, City Council gave approval 6-0 (Council member Jerome Rice was absent due to an illness in the family) to a $2.5 million dollar plan to improve parks and recreation facilities throughout the City. Included in the staff plan are improvements and updates to a number of City facilities including an overflow parking lot and athletic field for the CC Woodson Community Center, a new activity center for Stewart Park, and a new neighborhood park on the westside. Other items include $750,000 for bicycle and pedestrian trails, and a slew of neighborhood park improvements. Timelines for individual projects will be decided later, and all projects will need approval from Council. For a summary of projects, and the funding for each, see below:


Parks Spending

For a complete look at last night's meeting see the full video below as well as a roundup of our live tweets.