Parks and Rec talks capital projects

Parks and Rec talks capital projects

Kendall and her dog Rosco love the new off-leash dog area in Lion's Park. They like it even better than the old one in the ball diamonds. (Keith Lacey photo)

The Oliver Parks and Recreation Society is anticipating the completion of several capital projects this year.

At a recent meeting, manager Carol Sheridan presented the board with a report on these capital projects.

They include replacement of brine lines and concrete slab in the arena, which is estimated to cost between $800,000 and $1.5 million.

In the community hall, a $100,000 renovation is planned for the administration office. A $25,000 security system upgrade is also in the works.

In the parks category, the board will spend approximately $25,000 for phase two of its dog park project in Lion’s Park.

Sheridan said this phase includes additional fencing and gates, seating and pet bag station, water fountain and asphalt pathways.

Other capital projects include diamond #1 dugout extension and covers for $15,000, and the new toddler playground, with a grand opening on April 29 from noon to 2 p.m.

A pool condition audit will cost approximately $20,000. Add another $23,000 for a cover and storage unit, and another $20,000 to replace the main boilers.