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File #: MO 22-021    Version: 1 Name: Park Updates
Type: Motion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/25/2022 In control: Park Advisory Board
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action:
Title: Park Updates
Sponsors: Jerome Krieger
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Park Board Item - Jerome Krieger, Senior Parks and Recreation Manager




Park Updates



Aquatore Shelter Replacements - The shelters are in the process of being completed. The steel frames are up and the contractor is working on the roof.


Sunrise Trail and Happy Acres final permits have been submitted to Coon Creek watershed. They have their meeting on January 24.


Monument signs for Lexington Athletic Complex and Blaine Wetland Sanctuary are almost completely finished with the stone, brick, capping, logo and letters.


WSB and Associates and HCM Architects are working on concepts for the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary Shelter and Restroom facility project. Look for concept designs in February.


Band shell update - the consulting and architect quote from ISG Incorporated will be presented to the council on January 19.


Staff has been working with the playground manufactures to get possible design concepts for the 2022 playground replacement projects.


Staff is working on an RFP to hire a consultant to do the design work for three tennis and pickleball court replacement projects. The goal is to do one bid for all three projects at Territorial, Carrara East and Centennial Green parks.


Summer recreation employment will be posted in the first week of February. Staff begins interviewing candidates in mid - February. The positions that are available are Play - Net leaders, Youth Sports coaches and Beach attendants.


2021 accomplishments

-                     There were 216 park shelter rentals, an all - time high for the department.

-                     The beach set an all - time record for parking sales at the beach this year.

-                     Staff worked with the NSC to make improvements to Airport Park. In partnership we replaced 55 of the lights, added a new roof for shed, painted the shelter and city staff added aglime to all 4 fields.


Staff Recommendation