A $700,000 renovation in the southwest corner of Irvine Park, in the place dubbed Flag Hill, will start out in May possibly. The present lavatory constructing, which is only open up May via Oct, will be torn down and replaced by a yr-round facility.
Parks director Dick Hebert said he is thrilled that the program is transferring ahead. With the warm climate so significantly in March, quite a few men and women are in the park, but the bogs can’t be opened due to the fact they do not have ample plumbing.
A 3.5-mile cross region ski path loops throughout the woods on the western fifty percent of Irvine Park, related to Flag Hill, in the higher portion of the park. That built it vital to have a year-round setting up, he included.
“There will be a lobby within, where by people can sit down and heat up, and place on their boots,” Hebert explained.
The new lavatory making should be considerably concluded by mid-September, he reported. Also component of the $700,000 project is replacing a parking whole lot, and constructing a 30-foot-by-60-foot pavilion that will be connected to the lavatory constructing. The exterior wall will consist of a shelf and outlets, so persons can plug in meals-serving equipment. Hebert also would like to acquire new, sturdy metal tables to replace the getting older, picket kinds.
The Chippewa Falls City Council is slated to approve the project in April. Hebert said there is an selection to not construct the attached pavilion, which would decrease the expense by about $110,000. Hebert famous it would price a lot a lot more to establish the pavilion at a later date, and he hopes the Council approves the strategy as-is.