The Springfield Historic District neighborhood is lucky to have a number of parks within our community. A variety of park improvement and maintenance projects are now underway. Here's an update . . .
The Hogan's Creek Greenway
After years of planning and preparation, the Greenway has finally begun construction along Hogans Creek. The Greenway will serve as a pedestrian pathway connecting a number of local parks, friendly to walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters, etc. The first phase recently began construction in Klutho Park, with other phases to follow. Enjoy a photo gallery of the progress via Moderncities.com, whom also has the photo credit above. SPAR and many other community organizations had a collaborative role in forming the Greenway master plan, which the project is based on.
The construction inside the playground at Confederate Park is nearing an end, as the shade structures being installed are projected to be finished before the end of the year. SPAR and the Springfield Mommies Group advocated for the new shade structures to allow families to enjoy the playground year round - even in the dog days of Summer.
New black metal strap trashcans are set to be installed in Klutho Park, hopefully by the end of the year. SPAR identified permanent trashcans as a priority for the park, and has worked with the Parks Department to find appropriate placements that will not interfere with the disc golf course, sports fields, nor historic landmarks.
Though repairs have been discussed for sometime, Parks Department leadership will be conducting an onsite visit to Liberty Park this week to assess damage to the fencing and playground equipment. A plan for repair will be formulated after the site visit.
Of course, none of these improvements could be possible without the City of Jacksonville's Parks Department working as our community partner.