City & KPD To Partner For Bicentennial Park Fence

Bicentennial Park in Greenville, shown here with construction in progress.

A decision has been made regarding a fence at the new Bicentennial Park.

The City of Greenville and Kingsbury Park District are partnering to provide the fence.

The park is currently being created. It is located at the intersection of Fourth and Winter Streets in Greenville.

The park district had planned to place a black chain link fence around it, but at the recent Greenville City Council meeting, City Manager Dave Willey said city officials thought since the park will be across from the historical museum, a better fence would be more attractive.

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After the discussion, councilmen favored the aluminum fence which has a cost of $16,290.70. The park district had committed to spending $6,923 for the chain link fence.

The city asked the park district if it would go 50-50 on the cost of the aluminum fence.

Willey said he has learned the park district board agreed to split the cost, which will result in each entity paying $8,145.35.

There was no serious discussion about the wrought iron fence since it cost close to $37,000.

It will take a few weeks for the aluminum fence to arrive.

The facility will be named Bicentennial Park since the Greenville Bicentennial Committee donated funds remaining from its celebration to help with the creation of the park.

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