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Posted on: August 15, 2019

RELEASE: 19-076 - Progress rapid at new Nelson Park

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RELEASE: 19-076

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Progress rapid at new Nelson Park

Mayor Jared Carr spent some time surveying the construction of the new Nelson Park project Thursday morning.

"I am pleased with the great progress taking place out here," Carr said.

Construction at the park is coming along very quickly, according to contractor Gary True.

"We should be done with cut-and-fill operations and ready for irrigation in just a couple of weeks," True said.

On just Wednesday alone, three earthmovers had moved 82 loads of dirt each by noon, True said. Each earthmover shifts about 17 yards of dirt at a time. When it’s all said and done, True said 7.86 acres of land would be cut.

"It is amazing to see the changes out here in such a short amount of time," Carr said.

"This facility will be a huge asset to our community and our school district. We appreciate the Lebanon R-III School District working with us to make this a reality. This project is a win for our community," Carr added.

The new Nelson Park will feature a playground, four ball diamonds, a concession stand, soccer and t-ball fields, as well as picnic areas for community members to enjoy. The development will be on City and school district property and will feature a nature trail that will connect with the state of Missouri's Coleman Memorial Conservation Area. In the end, community members will be able to have a park experience on more than 100 acres.

Lebanon Parks Department officials aim to have the new Nelson Park open sometime in the spring of 2020.


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