Renovations to Hamilton’s Community Park are underway and scheduled to wrap up in the next couple weeks.
The $75,000 project began last month, and is almost complete. Work has included the replacement of the park’s 10-year-old wooden centerpiece with one made of plastic-coated metal, a re-mulch of the entire complex and the removal of the train play structure. Mayor David Simpson said the town would be installing a new one at some point this year.
During the project, workers found that the wooden centerpiece had tilted downhill. This prompted them to level out the entire park and change the location of the front entrance from the parking lot to the top of the hill. “It would be easier just to let people come in where it’s level,” Simpson said.
Although the cold weather has made it difficult to dig the old equipment out of the frozen ground, Simpson said the park should be reopened by mid-February.