The Grafton Park Board has decided to do a paving project in Lestikow
Park sometime this summer, whenever summer gets here.
The project will include an asphalt overlay from the entrance to the park
north to the tennis courts and then the entire parking lot. The estimated cost is
just over 64-thousand-600-dollars. Grafton Parks and Recreation received a
special roads fund grant of approximately 39-thousand-dollars. That'll pay a
part of that cost. Grafton Parks and Recreation will pay the remainder,
35-thousand-841-dollars. That figure includes a ten-thousand-dollar engineering
fee with Kadrmas Lee and Jackson. Grafton Parks and Rec will borrow that
approximately 36-thousand-dollars to pay their local cost share.
The City of Grafton applied for that special roads fund grant on behalf of the Grafton
Parks and Recreation Department. But Grafton Parks and Rec will pay the local cost
share of that overlay project, not the City of Grafton. That's because Grafton Parks
and Recreation's using that grant money for that park overlay project, not the city.
Grafton Parks Director Bill Dahl says 80-percent of the swimming pool is
cleaned out. The pool could be filled Thursday afternoon. Then it could be heated
Saturday or so. The plan is to open the Grafton swimming pool the weekend of June
21st, 22nd, and 23rd.
Campers will be allowed into the campground this weekend.
Grafton Parks and Rec will start golf lessons Monday, June 17th.
Also, all Saturday events for Grafton Summerfest will be moved out of
Lestikow Park and into Heritage Village. Dahl says the reason is the park is too
damaged from flooding and "needs time to recover." The park is closed now.
Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Morgan said
he walked the park with Dahl Wednesday. Morgan agrees the park isn't in shape to
hold all Saturday events so he's thankful Heritage Village will host those Saturday
events for Grafton Summerfest.