Work Planned for Mill Park, Crook Fountain

Changes are in store for Sheridan's Mill Park and the Crook Fountain.

City Park Manager Chuck Carbert said a committee is already at work on plans to create a kind of historical park on both of those properties. Both properties have been affected by work on the Lewis Street bridge. The park manager said Mill Park has been reduced in size by about the width of the road, about 55 feet, and the Crook Fountain has increased in size by about that same amount.

Nothing is firm at this time, but he said the committee hopes to have plans in place to start ground work next fall. He said committee members want the park information to include both local and regional history.

The parks will be on opposite sides of the street, but city personnel plan to connect them with a bike path that goes under the bridge. The park manager said there are also plans to get the fountain working again.

He said the fountain was turned off because of instability in the mortar around the structure. Plans are under way for the mortar to be repaired.

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