Little Farms Park - Improvements
New Features in Current Project Improvements:
- NEWplayground equipment and wood mulch safety surfacing
- NEW concrete walking loop
- NEW drinking fountains, benches, and other site improvements
- IMPROVED limestone parking
- August 2022 - Public Meeting was held on August 30, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Plank Road Park to determine future amenities. The public meeting was well attended with 19 attendees signing the sign-in register sheet. BREC had one-on-one conversations with the interested citizens, many of whom live in the surrounding neighborhood and frequent the park on a regular basis. At the public meeting, BREC presented two park improvement options.
Option ‘A’ would concentrate funds on constructing a new children’s playground. Under Option ‘A’, the remainder of the park would remain open green space.
Option ‘B’ would split funding between a smaller playground with fewer play activities, and a new walking loop, which would be approximately an eighth of a mile in length.
- October 2022 - After reviewing the results from the online public input survey and the in-person public meeting it was determined that a new playground featuring a small play structure and swings with a walking loop around the park will serve the neighborhood well. Construction documents are underway with construction to begin within the next two months.
Click here to view full survey results
- NOVEMBER 2022 - 3% Complete; project has bejun on the dirtwork for the walking loop and starting setting forms for concrete.
- February 2023 - 15% Complete; Due to wet weather, progress has not increased. Concrete has been poured for half the walking loop.
- March 2023 - 25% Complete; Walking loop is completed and procurement of playground equipment is underway.
- April 2023 - 35% Complete, Walking loop completed and connecting walks continuing with concrete pours to take place soon and drainage work for playground underway.
- May 2023 - 50% Complete, Playground equipment ordered and awaiting delivery, construction continues with connecting walks and drainage work for playground
- June 2023 - 60% Complete, awaiting playground equipment delivery and installation. All connecting walks are completed, ADA parking has been installed.
- July 2023 - 60% Complete, playground equipment scheduled to be installed in early August.
Estimated Completion for Current Improvements: Late Summer 2023