The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division still needs additional public input about some renovations to Musick Park.
The department is inviting all residents, especially those living in Ward 6, to attend final of two Musick Park Master Plan meetings, scheduled on Thursday, Dec. 13.
This event will be held at Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, starting at 7:30 p.m.
“Hazelwood residents have a unique opportunity to provide their feedback on what they want added, changed or enhanced at Musick Park to make it a more enjoyable experience,” said Doug Littlefield, Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division superintendent in a statement. “This master plan is being funded through a planning grant Hazelwood acquired through the Municipal Park Grant Commission of St. Louis County.
"(The) public input is essential to the success of this process.”
Architects will be there to guide residents through a process of collecting ideas that will be incorporated into a preliminary master plan to be refined later at a second meeting.
In 2007, the City of Hazelwood revitalized Musick Park, located near the intersection of Hanley Road and Latty Avenue, by providing new amenities including a lighted sprayground which brought a water feature to the park since the closing of Musick Pool in 1999.
Other improvements include the following a fully ramped play structure; a new pavilion; a fitness cluster; and a climbing rock.
This project was made possible through the acquisition of a Municipal Park Grant in the amount of $364,000. Hazelwood contributed another $100,000 towards financing the installation of these upgrades.
Upgrades were made to all facets of the spray pad including the mechanical equipment, pipes underneath, spray heads, and fencing. A 24/7 automated Chemtrol system was also installed to regulate the chlorine and PH levels ensuring proper chemical balance and sanitation.