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Posted on: February 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Ribbons to be cut at two parks on Feb. 19


Pair of parks cut ribbons on bond-financed amenities

Travis Farm and North Hill welcome residents


MURPHY (February 7, 2022) Residents are cordially invited to a pair of ribbon-cuttings that will officially unveil improvements to two parks as part of the 2017 Capital Improvement Projects bond program.

                Mayor Scott Bradley, members of the City Council, members of the Parks Board, contracting partners, and City staff will participate in the ceremonies on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Travis Farm Park and North Hill Park.

                Festivities begin at 9 a.m. at Travis Farm Park, 502 Skyline Drive. The improvements at the park include the addition of a concrete trail along the perimeter of the acreage, suitable for walking, running, and biking. In addition, a small playground was added, catering to young children. A distinctive feature of the playground is a free-standing zipline that provides users the sensation of flight along a sturdy steel frame.

                Irrigation, landscaping, and surface leveling were also included in the park’s renovation.

                Officials will then travel to North Hill Park, 1302 Rodeo Drive, for a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Added to North Hill Park as part of the bond program were two side-by-side hardcourt lighted tennis courts with accompanying fencing and netting.

                A flushable, single-use, modular restroom has been added to the premises, providing an important convenience to park users. A multi-station exercise facility with a poured-in-place rubberized surface flooring was also included in the park’s upgrades.

                Concrete trails, suitable for walking, running, and biking were added along the park’s perimeter, and landscaping enhancements were included as part of the bond program as well.

                The two ribbon-cuttings in one morning for these parks are reminiscent of the same format used by officials when ground was broken in October of 2020, although the groundbreakings were in reverse order from the planned ribbon-cuttings on Feb. 19.

                Interestingly, the two parks were the sites of community meetings in July 2019, once again on the same day, when comments from area residents were solicited and gathered. The comments and suggestions from residents were used in developing the improvement plans for the parks.    

                Light refreshments will be served at both ribbon-cuttings. Appropriate health-related precautions are encouraged, and because of the uncertain weather conditions, residents are encouraged to dress in layers.

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