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$784,180 Squirrel Lake Park renovations to begin next week

The roughly $784,180 renovation project for Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews is expected to begin next week, town officials said today.

Econ Construction of Charlotte is the contractor.

The facelift includes the addition of a restroom facility, new playground equipment and improvements and additional spaces to the parking lot. Also included is an asphalt connector trail that will run from Pleasant Plains Road through the park to Four Mile Creek Greenway, a handicap accessible fishing pier, a new shelter near the pond and improvements to existing trails.

The town received a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant from the state to pay for half of the costs.

The renovations are expected to be finished by July. The park will be closed during the project except for the disc golf course, which could be closed at times during the work.

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