The Alexander County Board of Commissioners approved the addition of a splash pad, playground equipment, picnic shelter, and fencing to the Courthouse Park project at Monday’s (June 21) meeting.
The new additions, which are estimated to cost $398,640, will be constructed along with the current project which consists of grading, site work, landscaping, sidewalks, and a performance stage. Total estimated cost for the park project is $1,008,200. In addition, the Taylorsville Rotary Club has raised $63,276 to assist with construction of the stage as well as $4,000 for stage design.
County Manager Rick French said the splash pad will be very similar to the one in Valdese. Alexander County Courthouse Park is slated for completion by the end of November 2021. The county park is located at 131 West Main Avenue in downtown Taylorsville.
In other business Monday, County Manager French presented information about a new wildlife trail at Wittenburg Access Area. Commissioners approved the low bid of $61,153.68 from YRU Contracting Inc. to construct the one-mile trail. It was noted that the company, which is located in Idaho, built the trails at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area.