December 17, 1999:
rendering courtesy of Hargreaves Associates
Using the Town Lake Comprehensive Plan and public surveys as a guide, Hargreaves Associates developed this concept that incorporates a mix of natural areas, recreational pursuits, and cultural activities. Under this plan:
Existing Krieg Fields, upper left, would see some landscape improvements and additional parking.
The Montopolis ballfields, on the lower end of the map, would get two additional large fields and one small field, bringing the total to seven.
This design leaves the riverfront intact and adds a "passive recreation" area for picnicking and noncompetitive sports (note the beach area and canoe launch).
A children's play area would be situated near basketball courts on the south end of the park, while new soccer fields on the west end would please soccer moms citywide.
Culture enthusiasts would see the addition of a performance/dance pavilion and an amphiteater.
Keep in mind, though, that this is but one idea of what the park could like, and the finished product will probably look much different.