City council to discuss Cosmo-Bethel Park improvements

1 week 1 day 3 hours ago Sunday, April 14 2019 Apr 14, 2019 Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:50:00 PM CDT April 14, 2019 in News
By: Temi Oshadiya, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council is set to discuss improvements to the Cosmo-Bethel Park Monday. 

According to the press release, the proposed improvements of the park will include: 

  • Tennis court resurfacing: cracks in eight of twelve tennis courts will be filled, and low areas of the courts will be leveled. The tennis court repairs will be a joint project with Columbia Public Schools.
  • Renovation of the north parking lot: the parking lot consists of 106 parking spaces and four ADA parking spaces. The standard parking lot will be re-striped and the ADA lots converted to concrete surfaces.
  • Construction of a new park entry sign at the north parking lot: the new sign will be made of concrete and similar to signs at the Twins Lakes Recreation Area and Albert-Oakland Park.

Frequent visitor to the park, Nina Karma, said she appreciates any improvement the city hopes to make. 

"I ride my bike around regularly, usually in the summer time but with the winter just ending," Karma said. "The roads are really bad, and any improvement the city is willing to take on to improve the park is a good idea."

Karma said the improvements will make the park more attractive.

"Bethel is a place of attraction. Kids come here riding bikes, so it will be nice to have the sidewalks all nice and the roads pothole free," She said.

MU professor Mauro Palmero, a frequent visitor, said he's happy with the current state of the park, but that it could get some improvements.

"Our parks are really safe," he said. "Of course, nothing is perfect, and there's always room for improvement, but overall I am pretty happy at this stage with parks."

If approved, construction will begin summer 2019 with an anticipated completion date of spring 2020. 

The improvements are estimated to cost $125,000.

More details on the improvement plan can be found on the city's website

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Council Chamber .

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Friends and family gathered Monday to see 87 people become United States citizens. The United States... More >>
3 hours ago Monday, April 22 2019 Apr 22, 2019 Monday, April 22, 2019 6:21:00 PM CDT April 22, 2019 in News
MOBERLY - People in one Moberly neighborhood say they feel safe following someone fired a gun over the weekend. ... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, April 22 2019 Apr 22, 2019 Monday, April 22, 2019 3:33:00 PM CDT April 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - New census data shows, while Missouri’s population increased slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 52 counties... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, April 22 2019 Apr 22, 2019 Monday, April 22, 2019 3:08:00 PM CDT April 22, 2019 in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A law enforcement veteran of three decades will take over as interim director of the department that... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, April 22 2019 Apr 22, 2019 Monday, April 22, 2019 3:07:00 PM CDT April 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A man accused in the 2017 death of Leon Wilder in Audrain County pleaded guilty Monday ahead of... More >>
9 hours ago Monday, April 22 2019 Apr 22, 2019 Monday, April 22, 2019 12:01:37 PM CDT April 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police responded to a report of shots fired on Boyd Lane late Sunday night. The Columbia Police... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, April 22 2019 Apr 22, 2019 Monday, April 22, 2019 12:08:00 AM CDT April 22, 2019 in News
MOBERLY - Officers arrested a Moberly man for allegedly stabbing someone Sunday. Moberly police said officers found a man... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 21 2019 Apr 21, 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:05:00 PM CDT April 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police said the right lane of U.S. 63 northbound n ear t he Broadway exit was shut... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 21 2019 Apr 21, 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:17:00 PM CDT April 21, 2019 in News
(CNN) -- At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a series of bomb blasts that hit... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 21 2019 Apr 21, 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:18:00 PM CDT April 21, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY — Authorities say officers responded to a brawl involving up to 300 teenagers at the Worlds of Fun... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 21 2019 Apr 21, 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:39:00 PM CDT April 21, 2019 in News
WINONA — Visitors to a conservation area in southern Missouri could soon have more acreage to explore along the Jacks... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 21 2019 Apr 21, 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:31:00 PM CDT April 21, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City artist has been selected to create statue of former President Harry Truman for display... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 21 2019 Apr 21, 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:13:00 PM CDT April 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia will host a litter pickup from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Flat Branch Park. ... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 21 2019 Apr 21, 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:28:00 AM CDT April 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A comic convention brought comic fans and beer enthusiasts together for an afternoon of fun Saturday. STL... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, April 20 2019 Apr 20, 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:54:00 PM CDT April 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Jay Dix's Challenge to Cure 5K and 10K on Saturday raised around $8,000 for the Ellis Fischel... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, April 20 2019 Apr 20, 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:32:00 PM CDT April 20, 2019 in News
ELDON - A memorial service was held Saturday evening to honor the life of a Miller County Sheriff's deputy who... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, April 20 2019 Apr 20, 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:15:00 PM CDT April 20, 2019 in News
MOBERLY - Police said a man tried to shoot at his girlfriend Saturday afternoon as she attempted to enter the... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, April 20 2019 Apr 20, 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:34:00 PM CDT April 20, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — New census data shows that while Missouri's population rose slightly last year compared to 2017, more... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, April 20 2019 Apr 20, 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:12:00 PM CDT April 20, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 69°
10pm 66°
11pm 64°
12am 61°
1am 59°