Communications Director Tom Drabelle described 2018 as a “huge year for the Parks and Recreations Department.”
On April 11, Parks and Recreation Director Cindy Springer offered proof in the form of the department’s 2018 Annual Report. The City Council accepted and approved the report as written.
Springer’s detailed report included several notable items, including:
- Opening the expanded Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center.
- Opening the Krekel Civic Center.
- Continued construction of O’Day Park, with its grand opening scheduled for April 27.
- Rebranding and a new logo for the Renaud Center, formerly the Renaud Spirit Center.
- Installation of the Shape of Community sculpture series in multiple parks.
- Installation of multiuse courts in Dames Park.
- One of the largest Heritage and Freedom Fests ever with gate revenue of $121,958.
- Completed ADA compliant sidewalks around the playground.
- Repaired sidewalks in Civic Park.
- Hosted 14 tournaments at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex.