Whistlestop Park to receive pricy makeover
Township to spend $265,000 on field, drainage improvements
Beginning as early as May 2011, Montgomery Township is planning a large revitalization project for Whistle Stop Park, located on County Line Road in Colmar.
Among the upgrades, the township plans to re-sod Connie Mack Field, as well as reseed the other fields.
"We're also planning to add drainage, as well as a rain garden, amongst other things," said Kevin Costello, director of public works.
The project will be submitted for bidding on January 24, and it is estimated to cost $265,000. When asked, township Manager Larry Gregan said that the funding would come from the township's capital reserves, which it has saved over the previous few years.
The Parks and Recreation Department considers the revitalization of Whistlestop Park as their main project of 2011, though the project isn't expected to be completed until 2013.
For the residents that frequent Whistlestop Park, Costello said not to fret.
During the revitalization process, residents will still be able to make full use of the tennis and basketball courts, as well as other areas that are not being worked on.
The Whistlestop Park project highlights a busy year for the parks and recreation department. In addition to the revitalization of Whistlestop, they are also looking to implement a series of initiatives aimed at helping out the special needs residents within the township.
For more information, go to http://www.montgomerytwp.org/department/?fDD=5-0