The Randall Park parking lot on 48th Avenue will be closed starting the week of July 17th, for tree removal, existing parking lot removal and construction of a new parking lot. Included in the project is the addition of a new bridge that will once again allow people to access the nature area in the northwest part of the Randall Park. The closure is expected to last six to eight weeks.
“Trees will be removed in the parking lot for added parking spaces,” City Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson said. “A few new trees may be planted on the east side of the new parking lot.”
Tree removal will begin next week. Removal and replacement of the parking lot should begin August 1st. Work on the new bridge, which replaces one removed in 2011 due to deterioration, is expected to begin in mid-August.
New parking lot poles and light fixtures will be installed for added safety.
Park visitors can use the Randall Park Dog Park lot located south of the parking lot and Wide HollowCreek while the 48th Avenue parking lot work is underway.
As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather and other delays.
For more information about the project, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 575-6020.