New construction will include a solar-powered shade structure for small gatherings, a large covered pavilion with moveable seating, an interactive splash pad and two new interactive playgrounds.
“During this time of community health concerns, Evelyn’s Park has been an important green space allowing people and families to be outdoors in a safe space, to see neighbors across the lawn, to walk and exercise 6 feet socially distanced, and to feel comfortable and connected,” Board President Jerry Wische said in the news release.
The enhancements come by community request through feedback received from park patrons, which focused on a desire for more shade, play spaces and water features. These priorities reflect the results from several community surveys and studies since early 2019, according to the release.
B&D Contractors has been tapped to implement the plans created by SWA, an international landscape architecture firm that designed Phase 1.
The Park will remain open during construction with safety precautions in place.
“The Park’s well-planned expansion will provide for more satisfying year-round activity and allow our visitors to engage with nature and outdoor play for years to come,” Wische said.