Park partially closed
The Department of Parks and Recreation has closed a portion of Columbus Park in Chinatown in preparation for a large-scale renovation. Renovations to the asphalt ball field in the northern section of the park are scheduled to begin within the year, according to Parks Dept. officials.
With negotiations between community members and Parks officials nearing an agreement, the department is preparing a $1.1 million renovation of the park, which may include a partial artificial turf field.
Were in the last stages of preparation, said Ashe Reardon, a spokesperson for the department. Were ready to begin construction.
Reardon expects a finalized agreement to be released by the end of next week. Construction will begin shortly thereafter.