McEuen Park on track to be complete by May 2014

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by COLE HEATH & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 7 at 6:07 PM

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho -- A multi-million dollar construction project is over-hauling the historic park in the downtown area of Coeur d’Alene.

The controversial McEuen Park project closed roads and hurt some downtown businesses that relied on traffic through the area.

The park is set to be completed by May 1, 2014 and will have lots of variety.

“The harbor house will have a public restroom and a concession stand and an overhang to get out of the weather,” said Dennis Grant, Engineering Project Manager during a tour of the planned park. “They’re putting in the [60,000] gallon tank that will irrigate the entire park.”

There is also work going on the east side of the park.

“There will be a basketball court, tennis court, dog park, and a splash pad. We are exactly 20% complete with the project. Total cost: $20.2 million,” Grant said. “We’re hoping by November 19 to have Front open and the entire project done, including landscaping of the park done by spring of 2014.”
 

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