By Rick Palsgrove
The city of Groveport will tackle several park projects this summer and fall.
According to City Administrator Marsha Hall, the following park projects will be completed in 2018 at a total cost of $90,449:
•replacement of various signs and mulch at all the city’s parks;
•two picnic tables at Orchard Park;
•playground edging, concrete repairs, tennis court resurfacing and re-striping, and parking lot resealing and striping at Degenhart Park;
•log house porch replacement and repairs to second floor window of log house at Heritage Park;
•sealcoat the bike path and re-seal three parking lots at Groveport Park; and
•add five new trash cans and also install two, half court basketball courts at the east end of the parking lot at Cruiser Park.
Hall said the money for the project comes from the city’s Parks Fund.
“It’s from two separate line items: $75,000, which is the annual amount appropriated for smaller park projects; and part of the $44,324 contingency line item, which includes the amount not spent in 2017 and available for this year,” said Hall.
Hall said the two, half court basketball courts at Cruiser Park will be installed on the existing pavement at the east end of the park’s parking lot. She said no parking spaces will be lost.
“Parking will take priority, but the basketball courts can be used at any other times,” said Hall.