The San Antonio Street and Garison Road Improvement Project is expected to be finished in early December.
“With the reconfiguration of Garison Road it weaves more into San Antonio Street as an outlet. It will get you on to San Antonio and there will be one direct access point from Main Street into the park itself,” said Greg Olmer, Parks and Recreation Director.
Construction on the project began in June. It is all part of the Proposition 3 Bond improvements.
“It will greatly enhance the safety of this area and there will be more access to the park.”
“The only thing that they’re going to do to the back side is just some improvements to the drainage areas and the drainage ditches.”
As far as San Antonio Street goes, the road will be reconstructed from San Marcos Street to Main Street.
Meanwhile, work at City Park continues.
“We put City Park out to bid and we only had it for a duration of two weeks. We went back to City Council after only receiving one bid that came back. We asked for their input on doing a longer duration for the City Park bid. They agreed to that.”
“The bid will officially be out until October 3. We are trying to hit some new markets as well. We’re working with some of the newspapers in the region.”
The park is in the middle of a major overhaul,
Improvements include an amphitheater, updates to the pavilion, a new playground, a splash pad, restrooms, sand volleyball court, horseshoe area and a gaming area.
City Park is expected to be finished by September or October of next year.