After some time, improvements to the Atlantic Avenue Park in Rincon are finally near completion.
The city has only about two payments remaining on the construction. Everything should be finished in about two weeks, according to Mayor Ken Lee.
Rincon’s city council approved the fourth payment totaling over $32,000 to Tippins Polk Construction Inc. at last Monday’s meeting. The total cost of the project is $299,151.28 with all of the money coming from special purpose local option sales tax funds.
Work began on Atlantic Avenue Park in March. It will feature basketball courts, a playground area, a pavilion with picnic tables, tennis courts and four practice fields for baseball and softball.
“They have done a real good job on it,” commented interim city manager David Schofield.
For years the area only consisted of ball fields. It is the only park on the west side of Highway 21 and one of only three parks in the city.
“We recognize that there’s a real need for recreation here in Rincon,”said Mayor Ken Lee.
With water finally being squared away he said that the council can now focus on other issues like improving recreational opportunities for residents.
To this end the city council has made Atlantic Avenue and Patriot parks their priorities. Improvements will soon begin on Patriot Park with the first phase consisting of adding tennis courts.