(Atlantic) The Atlantic Park and Recreation Department has several Capital Projects they’re hoping to complete this spring and early summer.
Atlantic Park and Rec. Director Roger Herring told the Park and Rec. Board Monday night that the Camblin Shelter needs to be power washed and given a fresh coat of paint. He said he is in the process of getting bids for that right now. And, Herring said the Kidde Corral either needs fixed or replaced with a new similar structure.
“We did have an engineer look at it and he basically said because the floor is cracked and heaved and it is a wooden structure around the outside, which contributes to it and gives it lots of great character, but it also deteriorating,” said Herring. “It was built in 1940.”
Herring said he is also looking into putting in a senior activity area in the old flower bed area. He said it would be a place where seniors could go to gather with friends and possibly play horse shoes, bocce ball, ladder ball, checkers, chess, or other activities.
“Say Tuesdays and Thursdays were senior mornings and that would be open to them and they could come and bring their coffee pots and maybe we could provide some things too every now and then,” said Herring. “Just try to make it a social area to get more people using the park because that’s an area that’s really pretty, but doesn’t get a lot of use.”
Herring said he does have some money set aside in the budget for a senior activity area.
A few other projects that need to be done is painting the lines on the basketball courts and pickle ball courts, giving some of the other shelters in the park a coat of paint, and purchasing some new equipment for each of the activities. Herring said he would also like to look into putting in some sand volleyball courts at Sunnyside Park.