The following are descriptions of proposed park improvements associated with the parks bond. These proposed improvements are tentative and subject to change. There is no guarantee that these improvements will be implemented as stated or that a new park will be approved as part of the parks bond. Implementation of these improvements will be subject to future public hearing and public bidding. All dates of these future meetings for the implementation of these improvements will be advertised and the meetings will be open to the public. All costs included are tentative projections and subject to change.
Sunnytown Park is an existing park with upgrades proposed to improve access and functionality. Along Ball Park Road, a new pedestrian access point will be added on the north end, with a decorative fence along the road to define the space and a new proposed crosswalk added at the turn of the road to improve neighborhood connections. From the crosswalk entry point, a new ADA-accessible playground with pavilion, restroom building, and bike parking is proposed. Adjacent to the play area will be a wet retention pond with an aerating fountain and a new fitness court. A pedestrian loop trail will surround the upgraded existing fields to connect the various amenities and will include benches and trash receptacles. A new vehicular entry with a sidewalk will be added to provide a pedestrian entry; entrance leading to a grassed parking lot and connecting to the new sports play area is also proposed. Drainage improvements will be incorporated throughout the park, including a new wet retention pond and various swales.
Improvements are projected to cost $2,099,698.05, based on the conceptual design cost estimate.
The preliminary estimated additional annual operating cost related to the proposed improvements for this park is $54,244.