Appleton Street Park to get Re-Design, Input Sought Now

The City is seeking public input to evaluate three proposed concepts for the Appleton Street Park, a small park off of the Main Street corridor.

Rachel Kelly of the Planning Department told the Independent that they will likely have bid documents by January or February, and will hopefully begin construction this summer.

Right now, however, the idea is to get input from neighbors about what they would like to see within the park.

Kaila Bachman of CBA Landscape Architects is handling the design of the park at the moment, and comes with the experience of having also designed Gramstorff Park last year – a park that opened to great fanfare this fall.

Concept #1 features a turf field with a half-court, high school regulation basketball court. There is also an obstacle course and open areas too.

The second concept features a half-court junior high level basketball court with more trees and three lawn areas. There is also a Pickle Ball court, which is a newly trending game that is like life-sized ping pong. That concept also features exercise stations too.

The third concept is more organic and less geometric in design. There is a larger play area, but no basketball court. It does contain a Pickle Ball court and a tot lot. There is also an arbor in the design over picnic tables.

Kelly said the final design could actually a combination of several of the design elements.

The City is currently seeking input directly or through an online survey available over the website.

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