Knox Park Superintendent George Byer gave an update to the Knox City Council members last night on the state of the city’s parks.
Byer said since the vandalism has tapered off a bit, the park crews have been able to work in Heritage Park. They’ve installed a bench, a swing set, teeter-totter, and rehabilitated the monkey bars. Water Superintendent Todd Gardner will be helping the park department with running a line for a water fountain at the park. The board has plans to build a shelter at the park next year.
At Sandy Acres Park, the grass is growing and new tables have been placed there. The park board is expected to buy 34 parking bumpers in the next couple of weeks.
New benches have been installed at Wythogan Park. Byer said three new benches were added which gives 10 total benches along the walking path. The water department is also looking to add a water line from Ellis Street for a water fountain by the basketball court. This could also benefit four or five homes not connected to city water in that part of town. Mayor Chambers said more on that will be presented to the city council in a future meeting.