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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

An extensive water feature and expansion of the bicycle/pedestrian path are coming soon to Homesteaders Park and the Phillips County Fairgrounds.

Contractor bids were opened by the county commissioners Friday, July 19 for the upcoming project. The apparent winner is McAtee Paving, who will install the bike path. Sawyer Waterscaping will be the subcontractor creating the water feature. Colorado Department of Transportation has to review and give final approval to the bid.

Pending CDOT approval, the water feature portion of the project will be built the week of Aug. 5-10 and will be located south of Homesteaders Park immediately adjacent to the walking path.


An extensive water feature will be built south of Homesteaders Park at Phillips County Fairgrounds Aug. 5-10.

It will have two spillways, an internal walking path, areas for sitting to watch the kids and a floating ferry bridge. The county water feature is designed for little children to actually get in the very shallow ponds and play to their heart’s content.

The feature is designed by the same firm that built the Lion’s Children Park in Cheyenne, Wyo.

The asphalt bike path will not be built until late fall.

The major portion of the project is funded by a CDOT Enhancement grant of $209,000. The original project estimate is $262,000. The county will be providing approximately $53,000 in in-kind efforts and cash.

The county has and is continuing to receive private contributions which enable the project to be even better than first envisioned. The project qualifies for Enterprise Zone tax credits, so please contact the county commissioners or Randy Schafer to contribute to this exciting project.

 

Holyoke Enterprise July 25, 2013