Sunday, July 6, 2014

Construction Begins at 3rd and I Street Library Park!

After almost four years, construction fencing appeared around the 3rd and I Street, SW Library Park on Monday, June 30th. DGS certified contractor, HRGM, began tree removal and pruning as part of Phase I of a two-phase project.

The first phase will focus primarily on the center berm and will include:

Tree pruning and removal;
Installation of 2 feet high retainer walls along the center berm area;
Installation of fencing along I Street and the diagonal corners of Wesley Place and 3rd leading inside the park;
Installation of Game Time playground equipment for ages 2-5 (Butterfly, slide, mushrooms, spinning leaves);
Installation of soft surfacing;
Installation of a swing set one bucket, one ADA, and two belts); and
Utilities work, including relocation of a light

The completion of this phase should take approximately 8 weeks, so hopefully, we can begin to use the park again before summer's totally over!

Below is a layout of the final play equipment from Game Time:

Phase II will include storm water retention, remainder of retention walls, and repaving and scoring of the concrete. This second phase will require additional funding in the amount of $270,000. We do not have this money, and it was not placed in the 2015 budget(but continue to have our work cut out for us.)

On behalf of the CBCC, we want to express our sincere appreciation for everyone's encouragement, sharing of skills and abilities, and for simply "sticking it out" without complaint after all these years! We will continue to keep everyone updated as the work progresses. Thank you all!