The McDonough council continues to invest in improvements at Richard Craig Park. In March, the council approved resurfacing the basketball court.
Earlier in the month, the council approved funds to repair the park restrooms. ARPA funds are paying for both projects.
Richard Craig Basketball Court
Onsite Paving of McDonough will resurface the Richard Craig basketball court. The work will cost $22,950. An estimate when the work will take place was not immediately available.
City Administrator Steve Morgan described the court as in need of repair. The color is faded and the striping is gone. He noted the basketball hoops are missing. Resurfacing the court is the first step to repairing it.
The current court was done in the 1990s. Mayor Vincent expressed residents had been asking for repairs. The location is one of two basketball courts within city parks. The other is at Rufus Stewart Park.
The council unanimously approved the expense at its March 20 meeting. Earlier in the month, they approved up to $30,000 for restroom repairs.
Mayor Vincent assured the rest of council that improvements would be forthcoming at other city parks following Richard Craig. The city set aside a portion of ARPA funding for park repairs.
Featured image shows a basketball on the edge of a court. Stock photo.
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