City park renovations
Three City parks will be under various stages of renovation this fall. Here are details:
Lar Rieu Park
Lar Rieu Park renovations will begin during the first two weeks of October and last about a month. A portion of the park will be fenced off for safety reasons.
Walking trails will be graded and covered with gravel so they are accessible year-round; the irrigation system will be improved; and holes for an orchard will be dug to make way for planting of trees on October 14 as part of Community Service Day. In addition, a concrete pad for the CERT storage container will be constructed, and a fence at the top of the property will be removed.
Parking lot and entryway improvements will be made in the spring.\
All Abilities Playground at Heather Farm Park
The synthetic turf mounds at Heather Farm Park’s All Abilities Playground are getting a makeover! Due to the mounds’ popularity as a sledding site for youngsters on cardboard, the turf is wearing out and needs to be replaced. The area will be fenced off between Oct. 9 and 20 so the work can be done safely.
Larkey Park irrigation system
Work to replace the irrigation system from the Larkey Park playground to the parking lot is expected to begin around Oct. 9 and will take 4-6 weeks. The parking lot and picnic areas will be impacted while the project is under way.