A community meeting is planned for Thursday, March 1 on a three-year plan for improvements at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The meeting is slated at 6:30 p.m. at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street.
A group known as the âFriends of Evergreen Parkâ will conduct the public meeting along with members of the Kane Borough Councilâs Parks Committee.
Dick Bly, chairman of the âFriendsâ group and a former Kane borough councilman, said the public would be asked for input on the proposed three-year plan for the park.
He said the âgoalâ of the park volunteers is to âwork in conjunction with borough council and the community to develop and implement a three-year planâ for the park.
The proposed plan includes:
*Continue maintenance of the wooden Enchanted Playland.
*Complete a walkway on Birch Street and Park Avenue to accommodate pedestrians, baby strollers, cross-country skiers and joggers.
The proposed project calls for the use of $42,000 in federal community development block grant (CDBG) funds for Kane.
*Build a combination gazebo/outdoor theatre with $10,000 in CDBG funds.
*Paint the fence at the tennis courts.
*Begin planting wildflowers and landscape ânaturalâ areas in the park. The Kane Garden Club would be involved in this project.
*Work with the borough Shade Tree Commission to remove dead trees and plant new trees in the park.
*Repair bleachers at the T-ball field.
See full article by purchasing the Feb. 8 edition of The Kane Republican.