Posts tagged with "Willis Park"

Avondale Estates will hold Willis Park Grand Opening ceremony

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2016

The city of Avondale Estates is planning to mark the reopening of Willis Park after an extensive renovation. The park reopened last month. The Grand Opening will be held Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The park is located at 51 Dartmouth Avenue in Avondale Estates. “Join the Board of Mayor and Commissioners, […]

Willis Park in Avondale Estates has reopened

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 14, 2016

After an extensive renovation, Avondale Estates’ Willis Park is now open to the public, the city has announced. It has opened a few days ahead of schedule. The city initially predicted it would reopen by April 18. “Willis Park is now open! The new playground equipment, benches, swings, pathways and pavilion are fully accessible, however, the […]

Avondale Estates’ Willis Park gate closure extended

Posted by Dena Mellick January 8, 2016

The Willis Park gate in Avondale Estates will be closed longer than the city initially expected. The gate closure began Friday, Jan. 8 for construction and will continue until Tuesday, Jan. 26, according to a city email. The city had initially planned for the gate to reopen on Monday, Jan. 11. A city email said, “Due […]

Renovation of Willis Park in Avondale Estates will begin this fall

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 25, 2015

After years of being discussed and examined on a drawing board, the city of Avondale Estates has made real progress on its plans to renovate Willis Park. City Commissioners approved contracts related to the project during the commission’s Aug. 24 meeting. “Construction should begin in September and last roughly five months,” a statement from the […]

Willis Park, trees on Avondale work session agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 16, 2015

This story has been updated.  The Avondale Estates City Commission has a packed June 16 work session agenda. It includes a discussion about a request for proposals to improve Willis Park and an item called “Official Tree Species List Ordinance Amendment.” There will also be an update on the city’s proposed millage rate. The full […]

Willis Park renovations may wait a little longer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 22, 2015

This story has been updated.  Avondale Estates has been talking about renovating Willis Park off and on since 2011. A city consultant discussed the latest renderings for the project during the City Commission’s Jan. 21 work session, and it quickly became clear that the city needs to keep talking. The project’s proposed $815,000 price tag […]

Avondale residents say ‘no’ to grills at park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 11, 2014

A city-hired architect unveiled plans for renovating Willis Park in Avondale Estates during the July 23 City Commission work session, and there’s already a consensus forming. Residents say that grills should be left out of the 3 acre green space located near the Museum School. The renovations have been in the works for several years. […]

Master Plan – Adoption on the agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 18, 2014

Avondale Estates City Commissioners will consider adopting an update to the city’s downtown master plan on Thursday, March 20. The adoption of the master plan is on the agenda for a special called meeting, following the regular work session that begins at 5:30 pm. The city commission meets at 21 North Avondale Plaza, and meetings […]

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