Makeover for a Des Moines playground up for vote
Chesterfield Park would get a $1.9 million upgrade under a plan that goes before the Des Moines City Council tonight.
Why it matters: It's an old part of the city that's getting new life, including amenities that attract and retain families.
- Key segments of the adjacent Southeast Connector — which links Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to U.S. Highway 65 — are completed and area growth is anticipated.
State of play: Some of the park's facilities, including a wading pool, are 50 years old.
- A new splash pad, playground, basketball court, futsal court, walking paths and shelter are planned for the park at 2719 E. MLK Jr. Parkway.
What's next: With council approval, construction will begin in coming months with an anticipated spring 2023 opening, according to city documents.
Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the Southeast Connector links Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to U.S. Highway 65, not U.S. Highway 6.
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