After nearly five years of delays, Raleigh City Council picked a construction company to complete the planned renovations, which include a new community center, a splash pad, a new gym, an updated playground and an area for festivals.
Wednesday, the City of Raleigh tweeted that crews had installed a water tank for the splash pad and would begin structural steel work soon.
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The park was added to the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
John Chavis Memorial Park improvements are progressing! 🙌🎉 Project updates include installed first door frames and a water tank for the splash pad. Structural steel will begin soon! 💪💯 See more project info here: https://t.co/ghWQziBpp1 #RaleighParks #ChavisPark pic.twitter.com/RHmuWb7EAn— Raleigh Parks (@raleighparks) January 22, 2020
The city expects construction to wrap up in spring 2021.
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