By Lee Weyhrich
PINSON — The Pinson City Council last week accepted the final drawings from Goodwyn Mills & Cawood for the new city park.
The resolution to accept the drawings authorized Mayor Hoyt Sanders to receive bids for the project.
The city council made a minor alteration to the plans before voting to approve them. The irrigation system is now part of the project’s base bid rather than an alternate. According to Councilman Robbie Roberts, the irrigation system will ensure that the 100 to 120 newly planted trees will reach their full potential.
Other park items that will be looked into are access to possible overflow parking, including a curb cut to allow easy access to one field from the road, as well as elevated wooden walkways on parts of the walking track that cross over flood areas.
The park will be located near Center Point Parkway between Sweeney Hollow Road and Glen Brook Road in Pinson.
The city council hopes the park will be able to be opened in conjunction with Pinson’s 200th anniversary as a community in 2015. Councilman John Churchwell made a motion at the council’s first March meeting to have the Enhancement Committee begin planning the event. The motion was accepted unanimously.