Fountain Metropolis Park closing Aug. 10 for accessibility advancements

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Fountain City Park is now owned by the town and the city has a range of updates prepared for the park.

The initial round of advancements will enable bring the park in accordance with the Us citizens with Disabilities Act. For these improvements, Fountain City Park will be shut commencing Aug. 10 via the close of the thirty day period. Fountain Metropolis Lake will continue being open up even though the operate in the park is underway.

Crews will resurface the asphalt walking path that meanders by way of the park, add concrete pullouts that link the path to swings and benches, install suppress cuts in the park and designate two ADA parking spaces at the park entrance on Gresham Road. The advancements will resolve some tough, uneven surfaces and get rid of bodily boundaries for individuals working with wheelchairs.

Further accessibility updates will be designed later in the calendar year, which includes enhancements to the concrete pathway that encircles Fountain City Lake and setting up an ADA-accessible playground in the park.

In addition, a “Passing of the Key” ceremony will just take put at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 9 at the park. Fountain Metropolis Lions Club President Dan Rhea will existing the symbolic vital to the park to Mayor Indya Kincannon and 4th District Town Councilwoman Lauren Rider.