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City makes changes at Sankey in effort to 'take back' park


September 12, 2018

Photos by Sean C. Morgan

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR GREG SPRINGMAN, left, and city Staff Engineer Joe Graybill outline plans for Sankey Park in front of the recently closed gravel parking area. The lawn has been extended into the old lot, and a portion of it in front of Weddle Bridge will be covered in paving blocks.

Big changes continue at Sankey Park as part of the city's effort to "take back" the facility.

The city ordered a new set of restrooms last week and closed off the gravel parking lot to the south of Weddle Bridge.

City officials plan to expand the paved parking area at the main entrance to the park, said Public Works Director Greg Springman. "People will come to the outside (edge) of the park and walk in."

An arrangement in which visitors drive into the middle of a park is unusual, Springman said, something seen more often at county parks.

The project had been on the list for Sankey Park,...

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