A project to replace the aging wooden picnic shelter in Havelock Park is scheduled to begin Monday, August 15. The new metal shelter is expected to be available for use by the end of September. Some of the older playground equipment in the park will also be replaced.
J.J. Yost, Planning and Construction Manager for Parks and Recreation, said the new shelter will feature many of the historic characteristics of the area's old band shelter with a hexagon shape, gabled roof and classic pergola. He said the design will incorporate a train motif and branding that are compatible with recent streetscape improvements in the surrounding business district. The need for a new shelter was identified during a 2003 park master planning process involving the Havelock Neighborhood Association and area businesses. The shelter and walkway connections will be ADA accessible.