Neighborhood Parks Projects

April 10, 2019

Liberty Parks & Rec crews installed the new aqua zipline at the Liberty Community Center outdoor pool. The AquaZip’N™ is an exhilarating poolside attraction, combing the thrill of an adventure zipline with rope swinging. Participants of every age launch into the pool with a big splash!  What a fun new feature and should be popular when the outdoor pool opens on May 25.

March 27, 2019

Installation will begin in the first part of April for the new playground at Ruth Moore Park. LPR crews removed the old playground to make way for the new drain pipes and the new playground will be re-located down by the sprayground. This new playground will include two new features highlighted by a 100 ft. zip line!

March 22, 2019

Liberty Parks & Rec crews finished installation of the two new playgrounds at Westboro / Canterbury with the addition of fresh mulch. One of the new playgrounds is geared for younger kids, ages 2-5; the other for kids 6+. Both playgrounds are open just in time for Spring!

February 25, 2019

Liberty Parks & Rec crews demolished one of the old Westboro / Canterbury playgrounds in preparation for one of two new playgrounds coming to the park later this spring!

January 14, 2019

Progress in Parks! As part of plans to make improvements to 10 neighborhood parks, the Liberty City Council approved a contract for two new playgrounds for the Westboro / Canterbury Greenway. 

One of the new playgrounds is geared for younger kids, ages 2-5; the other for kids 6+. Installation is expected late spring / early summer.

With input from park visitors through neighborhood park meetings and online surveys last year, it was clear that new playground equipment was sorely needed to replace aging pieces that had been installed in the mid '90s. 

December 2018

Thanks to the purchase of a new compact track loader and rotary mower, Parks & Rec crews have begun addressing a common request heard at the neighborhood park meetings earlier this year regarding clearing of overgrown brush. Crews were tested the new equipment at Northwyck Park in early December. This piece of equipment will make managing overgrown areas of invasive plants a breeze and will provide more open space and visibility at the parks.

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November 13, 2018

With input from Liberty residents through neighborhood park meetings and online surveys, the Parks & Rec Board's recommendations for improvements to the 10 neighborhood parks  were presented to the City Council. With general agreement from the Council, Parks & Rec staff will begin the procurement process!

Recommendations

Arthur's Hill Park: chat loop trail, drinking fountain, soccer goal, porta restroom and enclosure, pet bags, park signage, clear brush

Bennett Park: pickleball lines on one tennis court, CXT restroom, baseball field improvements, mulched walking trail, clear brush, pet bags, park signage

Clay Woods / Meadows Park: shade structure, water fountain, sand  and border for sand volleyball court, pet bags, park signage, clear brush

Clay Ridge Park: clear brush, pedestrian link, porta restroom and enclosure, pet bags, park signage

Jefferson / Cates Greenway: swings, picnic table, clear brush, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure,  park signage

Northwyck Park: bridge connection to other side), benches, small play amenity, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure,  park signage

Place Liberte Park: pour in place surface, water fountain, shelter, benches, new basketball goals, clear brush, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure,  park signage

Ruth Moore Park: historical marker for Ruth Moore, shaded benches, lighting (shelter and restroom), playground, concrete parking pad, pet bags, park signage, clear brush

Westboro / Canterbury: playground for younger children, playground for older children, pet bags, park signage, clear brush

Wilshire Park: water fountain, playground border revamp, pour in place playground surface, additional swings, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure,  park signage, clear brush

October 2018

Liberty Parks & Recreation Board compiles recommendations based on input from neighbors via meetings & online survey

July - September

Liberty Parks & Rec hosted 10 neighborhood meetings, encouraging feedback & engagement 

Opportunities for area residents and park patrons to provide feedback through an online survey for each park up to 2 weeks after each meeting 

June 2018

Additional neighborhood park meetings have been scheduled!

May 2018

To gain community input on improvements to the neighborhood parks, the Liberty Parks & Rec Department will be hosting meetings at each of the included parks. The first meetings will focus on parks in Ward 4

Stay tuned for dates and times for other neighborhood parks meetings. 

April 3, 2018

In April 2018, Liberty voters approved a 3/8-cent Use Tax with a vote of

Yes: 70.13% (2,839)
No: 29.87% (1,209)

If revenue from this tax comes in as projected it will provide support for general City operations as well as for some capital improvements, including improvements to our  neighborhood parks system.