The Municipality has a goal of upgrading and improving its community parks.  In fact, many residents expressed extremely positive feedback about the playground makeover at Miner’s Park resulting in a variety of new equipment for children of all ages to enjoy!

Following are exciting plans for two additional parks as well as an update on the Municipal Road Program:

 

Millennium Park (off Baptist Rd.)

According to Bethel Park’s Director of Engineering Stacey Graf, a new synthetic turf infield Bronco Baseball Field will be installed at the site.  And to go along with it, a new concession stand will be added by converting the current Public Works Garage.  Additionally, a new playground will be installed, and the existing bathrooms will be updated and the building will get a new stone face on the exterior.

An approximate half-mile loop walking path will also be added around the perimeter of the all-purpose field and the existing baseball field.

“We know that parents like to walk while their children are practicing,” said Graf.  “We’re hoping they enjoy this new feature!”

Security cameras will also be added at the park.

The project will begin this May and is scheduled for September completion.

 

Park Avenue

After receiving close to $1 million in grant funds, Park Avenue is slated for extensive renovations beginning in April 2022.  While the project is still in the conceptual stage, residents will be pleased to know that amenities such as a splash pad, an additional playground, green space, a two-story restroom with entries from both the field and splash pad, and pavilions for parties and picnics will all be added.

Community updates will be provided as the project moves forward.

 

Road Program

With a $1.75 million budget, the Bethel Park Road Program will be in high gear throughout the spring, summer and fall.  Area roads will be paved based on a ratings program called “Roadbotics.”  According to Graf, the program helps check ‘distresses’ such as potholes, cracks in roads, etc. and rates them.  Roads are then paved in order of their rating as well as a staff review.

Prior to the start of paving, the Municipal road engineer spent three months taking road measurements.

Bids will be put together to complete paving and other road improvements.  Updates will be announced on Bethel Park’s Facebook page (Municipality of Bethel Park) and website at www.bethelpark.net.