Cameron Community Park nears completion
The lights are in and the backstops are up at the $6.5 million Cameron Community Park at Old Somerville as crews continue pushing to reach their October completion date.
Although officially set to open this spring, in order to coincide with the start of little league baseball, softball and soccer seasons, contractors hope to have a significant portion of the park open this fall.
“It’s very exciting to see how far it has come from what we started with,” said Chris Wilkinson, a member of the park board who led a push to relocate the park from its original location across from Western Missouri Correction Center - a maximum security prison - to its current location at Eighth Street and Grand Avenue. “It’s very exciting, and very humbling to see it come to life. It started years back from drawings and artwork. To see it become a full-fledge project, it’s a once in a lifetime chance. I’m super excited to see everyone get on board.”
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