In spite of the rainy conditions on Saturday, about 20 volunteers braved the wet weather to help assemble the new wooden shelter at West Twin Park.
The crew worked with Mayor John Hawkins to put up the walls of the structure. Many returned on Sunday morning to keep working on the project.
The city demolished the old park shelter last fall and moved the site of the new shelter further north in the park. The concrete floor and sidewalks around the shelter were installed by Habhab Construction. Once the shell of the shelter is completely assembled, the contractor is scheduled to return to the park to install the plumbing for the bathrooms and concession area.
The new shelter will have an open air picnic area as well as a concessions/servicing area with a roll up window, and restrooms, according to officials.
The shelter is one of many projects going on this summer at parks in the city, including new playground and fitness equipment at East Twin Park with the second phase to feature a yoga/pickleball area and a renovated shelter.
Other projects include the new playground equipment at Nokomis Park, a renovated and restored shelter at Brewer Creek Park and a basketball court at Wehrheim Park.
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Last modified: June 29, 2021