BEATRICE – The City of Beatrice has selected contractors for recreational projects at Hannibal and Astro Parks.
The Beatrice City Council has approved the bid of Building Tech for a batting complex at Hannibal Park, for $297,140. The bid of Outdoor Recreation Products has been approved for installing a splash pad at Astro Park, for $104,651.
City Public Properties Director Mark Pethoud says construction of the metal building batting facility will take about twelve to fourteen weeks.
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Materials for the splash pad will arrive in about six to eight weeks, with construction taking place in late August into September.
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The pad will be at the north end of Astro Park. Pethoud says the city plans to move some old playground equipment and install it at some other location in the city. Several funding sources are being used for the water recreation addition.
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Monday night’s approval of the batting facility project included a change order decreasing the overall contract amount by about $67,000.