Park Improvements

Howell Community Park


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Features in Current Project Improvements:

  • NEW playground shade sails

Project Updates

  • September 2019 - out to bid
  • November 2019 - Contracting
  • January 2020 - Consturction underway, 5% Completed
  • February 2020 - 10% Completed, under construction
  • April 2020 - 15% Complete, Shade Sails and Columns in Fabrication
  • June 2020 - cutting away the rubber play surface at each of the column locations.  Steel columns have arrived.  Auguring the shafts to begin soon
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Estimated Completion for Improvements: Summer 2020

Previous Improvements

Howell Park Conceptual Master Plan
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Project Overview

New Features Project Improvements:

  • new play area
  • new fishing and paddling pond
  • new earthen amphitheater
  • new lighted basketball courts
  • new driveways and parking
  • new walking and jogging track
  • new adventure playground
  • new multi-use athletic field
  • improved bridges

Project Updates:

  • June 6, 2015 - First public meeting held at Howell Park
  • September 22, 2015 - Second public meeting held
  • October 3-4, 2015 - Scientific surveys conducted of 306 households in 2 mile radius of Howell Park
  • November 2015 - Commission approved closing and repurposing Howell Golf Course
  • December 11, 2015 - Final Conceptual Master Plan created
  • January 2016 - Selecting consultant to work on design/construction drawings
  • February 2016 - Consultant selected to work on design/construction drawings
  • April 2016 - Consultant working through Schematic Design – Working on Budget
  • September 2016 - Howell Golf Course Closed
  • September 23, 2016 - Groundbreaking held for Phase 1 of Master Plan
  • November 2016 - Construction is underway and the lake is roughly 70% excavated
  • March 2017 - Concrete installation has begun with roads and parking to follow soon
  • October 2017 - Construction estimated at 85% completion. Spring 2018 grand opening likely
  • January 2018 - Athletic Field lighting & golf pro-shop demolition underway
  • February 2018 - Grand Opening scheduled for April 2018; Final preparations underway
  • April 2018 - Grand Opening held

Improvements Completed April 2018

Other Park Updates:

  • November 2018 - Former golf pro shop & recreation center demolished
  • January 2019 - Baton Roots raised gardens put in place, tractor farming and storage areas upcoming

The urban farm is a joint project with Baton Roots.

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