As part of the city’s “continued investments in our parks,” officials are eyeing about $400,000 in upgrades to Madison Park this year.
Work is expected to begin this summer, with plans that include a renovation of the Madison Skatehouse.
“The skatehouse has been a focal element of Madison Park since the 1930s but in recent years fallen into disrepair,” said city project specialist Jason Russell.
The city is hosting a public meeting at the Madison Branch of the Lakewood Public Library at 7 p.m. May 13.
“Proposed improvements under consideration include enhancements to the overall appearance as well as the bathrooms being rebuilt to be ADA accessible and provide a clean and safe environment for everyone,” said Russell. “These changes won’t get under way without (residents’) thoughts and concerns being heard.”
City officials and the project architect will share proposed plans and answer questions and concerns.
The total project budget is $450,000, but city officials expected to stay under budget.
“Aside from the updated restrooms, new exterior lighting will not only accent the architectural detail of the skatehouse, but also provide additional lighting for the park,” Russell said. “The new eastern entrance to both bathrooms will have new brick planters to provide more foliage and color to the skatehouse.”
Phase 2 of the Madison Park improvements — expected to include an outdoor performance venue and pergola — are also expected soon.