Park getting improvements; splash pad on hold


The Seymour Parks and Recreation Board unanimously approved spending money to improve Westside Park but put plans for a splash pad on hold for the moment.

The board voted during the May 9 meeting to add a new playground, restroom and shelter house to the 4-acre park at 920 Jackson St. and complete improvements to the current shelter house, basketball court and the park’s lighting and electrical systems.

The improvements to Westside Park will cost approximately $534,629 with the installation of a playground costing $284,629.

While a splash pad wasn’t approved, Mayor Matt Nicholson asked during the meeting if the plans for Westside Park were being done with the potential for installing a splash pad there in the future.

Parks Director Stacy Findley said that was correct.

The board also approved a second phase project to conduct research into updating the kiddie pool at Shields Park Pool.

Findley said during April’s park board meeting that she will be looking for grants and other additional funding for the Westside Park project.

Nicholson said in that meeting, there will be financial opportunities in the next 18 months that may be used to help fund the project.

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