Photo by Ted Lutz â€“ The wooden Enchanted Playland (above) is a major feature at Evergreen Park in Kane. A public meeting on a three-year plan for park improvements is set for March 1.
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 â€śFriends of Evergreen Parkâ€ť will conduct the public meeting along with members of the Kane Borough Councilâ€™s Parks Committee.
Dick Bly, chairman of the â€śFriendsâ€ť 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 â€śgoalâ€ť of the park volunteers is to â€śwork in conjunction with borough council and the community to develop and implement a three-year planâ€ť 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 â€śnaturalâ€ť 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.