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September 10, 2013

Norman park renovations possible because of city charter vote

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NORMAN —

Colonial Estates is one of the city’s larger parks and is the location of splash pads and a popular disc golf course.

In addition to resurfacing the trail, five bridges along the trail and along the disc golf course will be replaced. Disc golf baskets also will be replaced.

Local disc golfers had often donated baskets to replace those that were stolen or broken and had done other volunteer work, even building bridges. Now, disc golfers will enjoy better accommodations, which could open the possibility of tournaments in the future.

The funds provided through the in-lieu collections are making these renovations possible without further expense to taxpayers. When developers don’t make land donations for parks, they contribute to the in-lieu fund.

Originally that money was designated to buy land for parks in the area where the development occurred. In many cases, no land was available for purchase and the money was sitting unused in the bank.

Now, that money is paying for park improvements. Upgrades have been ongoing is several parks, including Colonial Estates, Colonial Commons, Sunrise and Adkins Crossing.

Colonial Estates is one of the largest upgrades scheduled. Work started Monday on the eastside park.

Joy Hampton

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jhampton@

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