Next summer residents could be cooling off in a new splash pad and biking fresh trails in Wyoming, as a redevelopment plan at an area park is getting underway this fall.

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Construction is set to being soon at Gezon Park at 5651 Gezon Court in Wyoming.

In August, the Wyoming city council awarded a $2.1 million bid for phase one development project to Katerberg Verhage, Inc.

According to WKTV, the total cost for the Gezon Park project, which is based on resident input through the park’s 2018 master plan, is around $6 million.

The area of Gezon Park targeted for development has mostly remain unchanged since it was first acquired in 1966. The southern part of the park has been developed as an athletic complex featuring baseball, softball, and football fields. The northernmost portion has been developed with a small shelter, playground, and basketball court.

Phase one of the project includes a large-scale splash pad, expanded parking, restrooms, shelter, and walking and biking paths that will provide expanded pedestrian and bike connection to the Metro Health Village and the M-6 bike trail.

Wyoming Mayor, Jack Poll said in a release,

We’re excited to bring the ideas of residents to reality. The redevelopment of Gezon Park has been highly anticipated by our community.

Funding for the Gezon Park redevelopment project comes from Wyoming's dedicated Library and Parks Maintenance millage and the dedicated Parks and Recreation Operational millage.

Construction on phase one is set to be completed in early summer 2022.

WKTV reports a later phase of redevelopment at the north end of Gezon Park will include a play area, restroom, pickle ball, and basketball courts.

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