SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The management department of the Springfield Department of Parks and Recreation will host a listening session for a skate park project in the city on Tuesday.
Officials will be at the Hungry Hill Senior Center located at 773 Liberty Street from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to hear comments on the park’s design options.
A Community Preservation Application (CPA) was submitted to request funds of $ 80,000 for a bicycle park in April 2020. The project would create an open space for the use of biking and skateboarding, it there is no dedicated recreation area in the city of Springfield as a bike / skate park.
According to the latest proposal, the two proposed locations under consideration are Greenleaf Park and Carew Street, thanks to the redevelopment of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club recreation area.
The schedule indicated on the CPA indicates:
- Spring 2020
- Summer 2020
- Meetings and recommendations of the CPA community
- Fall 2020
- Recommendations of the CPA project to the municipal council
- Contract with CPC and DPBRM
- Winter 2021-2021
- Interministerial contracts between the ACP and the municipal council
- Selection of designers: issue a request for qualification for the services of designers to develop the plans and documents of the Bike Park
- Spring 2021
- Community engagement on the Bike Park master plan
- Design and Construction Development Document Period: Other Concept Plans for review at the 30% Preliminary Plan, 60% Design Review, and 100% Design Review stages
- CPA 21 request due for Bike Park – Phase 2: construction of the park
- Final plans and designs presented to the Springfield Park Commission
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. submitted a proposal to the City of Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management with professional design and engineering services.