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Council OKs effort to procure $243,000 grant for Sankey Park


February 20, 2019

PARTICIPANTS in the Sweet Heart Run use the new walkway at Sankey Park, part of the ongoing park upgrades.

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved plans to pursue a $243,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation to help pay for several improvements to Sankey Park.

Based on community feedback, the University of Oregon's Community Service Center provided planning and technical assistance for a new vision at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave., resulting in a new concept plan in 2016, city Associate Planner Angela Clegg said in a request for council action at its Feb. 12 meeting. "Sankey Park has been an iconic public space for generations of Sweet Home residents. The park's centr...

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