John Chavis Memorial Park renovation progresses with splash pad installment, steel work

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Renovations are underway at John Chavis Memorial Park after years of delays, according to the City of Raleigh.

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.

The city expects construction to wrap up in spring 2021.

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