The Grantsville City Council unanimously approved a budget amendment to allocate funds for new playground equipment at Hollywood Park.
A total of $168,000 in additional funds from the 2014-15 general and capital fund budgets and park impact fees were added to the park improvement project. It includes $167,173 for the playground and $23,500 for a new pavilion.
Mayor Brent Marshall said the new playground will incorporate pirate and western-themed structures, as well additional interactive elements.
The pre-constructed pavilion has already arrived and is waiting to be installed.
All told, the work to install the new park amenities should take about six to eight weeks, Marshall said. The new playground may be open to the public as soon as sometime in June.
“The ground has been moved out for the playground equipment,” Marshall said. “We’re going to be starting on the pavilion area in the next few days.”
A concrete border for the playground and a concrete floor for the pavilion will need to be poured, among other steps to get the newest additions to the park installed.
The latest project brings the total investment to nearly $500,000 in Hollywood Park since it was opened in 2013. Other improvements in the 11-acre park include sprinklers, trees and restrooms.