by TaLeiza Calloway
Residents are invited to the next meeting of the St. Joseph Park Board to share suggestions for future upgrades to Cloverdale Park.
Park Board Chairman John Anderson said the board will hold its next meeting at 6.30 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the park, weather permitting, to brainstorm ideas for improvements to the park.
An area of focus for upgrades at the park is the tot lot, Anderson said.
One proposed addition is a community garden.
Anderson said the board hopes to learn if this is something residents want to see at the neighborhood park or if there are other visions for the park that sits at 0.48 acres.
Improvements to Cloverdale Park are part of the city’s master park plan.
Created in 2008, the park plan proposed upgrades that include the addition of a gazebo, labyrinth, a walking trail, granite monuments, and landscaping and other site amenities, according to city documents. The estimated cost of the proposed improvements is about $230,000, according to planning documents.
The St. Joseph Park Board meets regularly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at St. Joseph City Hall.