Enhancements include stage floor light fixtures, decorative lights at the entryway, green screen portals and arbor sections. The base contract includes walking paths, benches, areas of public art and a restroom.
Council members eliminated as too expensive a proposal that cascading waterfalls be installed on either side of the stage. The pond will feature instead a large, lighted fountain in the middle of the pond. The council also voted against paying for additional landscaping around a nearby detention pond
Parks Director Jud Foster said the park will take 12 to 18 months to build.
Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said approval of the contract was “a big step forward and a very important part of what we have promised the public” in the University North Park district.