|The 2012 CDOT Enhancement grant will fund the completion of additional bicycle/pedestrian amenities and landscaping features connecting to and throughout Homesteaders’ Park and the Phillips County Fairgrounds. The project will include benches, lighting, waste containers, public art and landscaping. One segment of the existing bicycle path will be modified while additional pathway will be added to better serve users. Two of our original enhancement projects included bicycle/pedestrian components, benches and other landscaping furniture. The third project which culminated in 2010 provided landscaping and trailhead paving areas in and around the new Event Center.|
The fourth project (2011 - 2012), currently in process, compliments the project to replace the Homesteaders’ Park playground equipment with universally accessible playground equipment and install a small, artificial turf field. Enhancement funds are being used for creation of access trails to the new playground. Benches are being placed to encourage use; lighting will make the site attractive during the evening hours; fencing is being installed to enhance components and provide safety for children playing in the area; and a small, paved trailhead is being provided at the site.