Rehabilitation efforts of South Park continue as the Sheridan City Council awarded two bids that will greatly upgrade the 38 acres of natural native riparian flood area in south Sheridan. Council first awarded a bid for stream enhancement projects to Garber Agri-Business of Big Horn, WY in the amount of $133,328.88. Prior to awarding the bid, Council approved an agreement with the Sheridan County Conservation District that will allow for $43,000 of that amount to be paid for by 319 funding through the Conservation District.
The Council awarded the South Park pathway extension project to Reiman Corp. out of Cheyenne, WY in the amount of $670,000. City of Sheridan Engineering Project Manager Jason Baker explains how the project is being funded.
Baker said that the remainder of the project will be funded with public benefit and optional one cent pathways funds. The project includes constructing a pathway that will connect to the the existing pathway in Emerson Park and run south to the parking area in South Park. Another pathway will align with a bridge across little Goose Creek near RENEW at Sheridan Avenue. The bridge will be installed at a later date.