$2.1 Million Park Remodel Scheduled For Completion By Fall 2017
The public is invited to join Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, for the Gary Dexter Park remodel groundbreaking. The entire park, located at 800 Upland Blvd. (at Trent Avenue), will be fenced off and closed from early January to early August 2017 during the extensive makeover, expected to be completed in fall 2017.
All of the existing park features will be removed, except the healthy mature trees, restroom building, playground equipment and baseball field. The $2.1 million remodeling budget includes plans for the following amenities:
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- Splash pad;
- Two new basketball courts;
- Large dog run;
- Small dog run;
- Walking path;
- Water fountains for people and dogs;
- Additional trees and landscaping;
- Parking lot improvements;
- Open grass turf area (large enough for youth soccer practice);
- LED lighting throughout;
- Three shade structures;
- Four exercise stations;
- Picnic tables and barbecues;
- New irrigation throughout the park; and
- Repairs to baseball field existing perimeter fencing.
“The residents who use Gary Dexter Park are anxious for this park remodel to be done,” Councilwoman Tarkanian said. “We have used their suggestions and requests in planning the improvements for this 52-year-old park.”
Construction is expected to begin in early January. APCO Construction is the contractor. The city of Las Vegas will oversee construction. Funding for the improvements comes from the city’s general funds. For more information on the park project, call 702-229-2133. To see a rendering of planned improvements, go to ftp://ftp.lasvegasnevada.gov/ls/files/Parks/Gary_Dexter_Park/.