LELAND — Founders Park playground will close at the beginning of October as the Town of Leland prepares for its municipal park to undergo renovations.
The playground will shutter Wednesday, Oct. 4, so equipment and other amenities — the gazebo and benches — can be removed ahead of the park’s restoration.
Later in the fall, construction will begin on added amenities at 113 Town Hall Drive. The park’s upfit will include an amphitheater, splash pad, veterans memorial, playground, and walking trails. The project will cost more than $6 million and has been designed with the help of McGill Associates engineering firm and Goodrich Oaks Architecture firm.
The master plan for Founder’s Park was drafted in 2017 after the town hosted public feedback sessions. According to results, community members rated town facilities by household importance. Trails, sidewalks and bike paths were the number one requests among 72% responding, open space/natural areas were number two at 67% and community/neighborhood parks were third at 55%.
Updates on its construction can be found here.