Friday, January 4, 2013

Sanford Is Becoming Even More Playful

If you've driven near the corner of Maple Avenue and Fourth Street recently, you've likely wondered about the flurry of activity and construction.

Wonder no further. Thanks to a Community Development Block Grant, this corner is soon to be the home of a brand new pocket park. You don't have long to wait, either.

Important dates: Completion of the park is anticipated for early February of this year, depending on weather. Once the park is complete, the City will plan a ribbon cutting celebration and grand opening.

The Park In Progress

To give you an idea of the work involved in installing the new park, stroll with us down memory lane. This is what the corner of Maple Avenue and Fourth Street looked like before the project got underway:

The City's first hurdle was to clear away the two mobile homes sitting on the property. We then had to clear the trees and underbrush and grade the land.

Today, much of the equipment is up and the installers are working diligently to have the park finished and ready by February.

When the park is completed, it will feature side walks and improved drainage, thanks to funds from the same grant.

The Big Reveal

And this is what the corner will look like once the park installation is complete in February:

Of course, we aren't doing it alone. Carolina Parks & Play of Cary and Landscape Structures, Inc have been vital partners in the project.

Stay tuned for more photos of our progress and for the announcement of the park's grand opening. Even better than building a brand new park will be seeing so many smiling children playing at it!

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