Councilwoman Bess Rich and County Commissioner Connie Hudson announced today major upgrades coming soon to Medal of Honor Park.
The project, which includes a major rehabilitation and renovation of the park’s playground, is the result of a partnership between the city and county.
“This playground has provided years of playtime for thousands of children from across the city,” Rich said. “Thanks to Commissioner Hudson and the County, the new structure will provide a safe and fun playtime for thousands more for many years to come.”
The project consists of a totally rebuilt “Playground Express” with a modern play structure, equipment and safety surfaces along with a totally renovated playground area complete with new fencing, garbage cans, benches, and drinking fountain. The theme of the playground will continue to be ‘transportation’ and the various structures will represent the various modes of transportation locally.
“I’m very pleased to collaborate with Councilwoman Rich and the City of Mobile in order to provide upgrades and new playground equipment at Medal of Honor Park,” Hudson said. “The improvements planned ensure that the Playground Express will continue to be a premier playground destination for citizens throughout the city and county.”
The County Commission will take up the project at a work session tomorrow and is expected to approve the $510,000 for the project on Monday. Those monies will be allocated from the Commission District 2 Capital Improvement Program funds.
The City Council is expected to vote on the city funds, which will come from Rich’s Capital Improvement Plan fund, in the coming weeks.
Once all the funds and contracts are approved, work will begin. The playground will be closed for six months to accommodate the construction.