City dedicates park pavilion
The Journal Gazette
Mayor Tom Henry dedicated a Japanese-style pavilion at Swinney Park on Thursday to help complete more than $1 million in work at the downtown gateway park.
The pavilion is based on the park’s original pavilion, which was constructed in 1910 but removed in 1966. The new pavilion is based on photographs of the older one and comes as a recommendation of the park’s cultural landscape report.
Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
The new pavilion at Swinney Park
The pavilion seats 80 people with eight tables and is expected to have a large grill installed by the fall. The pavilion can be rented beginning today and is available to anyone when not rented. It costs $44 to rent during the week and $55 on weekends and holidays.
The pavilion cost $365,830, the bulk of which came from income tax revenues.
Al Moll, parks director, said the pavilion completes a series of improvements at the park, including the renovation of the tennis courts last year. Moll said future projects are being planned, including a pedestrian bridge between East Swinney and West Swinney, but money for the project would have to be secured first.
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