The McCord Park Renovations Project is moving into the design phase. This portion of the project will take the approved McCord Park Conceptual Master Plan into more detailed design and will include more opportunity for public input leading up to the preparation of construction documents and bidding for construction work. The City of Worthington will be utilizing POD Design, LLC to do the final design of the improvements and to help oversee bidding and construction.
The City of Worthington completed a Parks Master Plan in 2017 which identified the renovation of McCord Park as one of its most critical park improvements. The plan identified a variety of specific improvements to be considered including the replacement of the playground, the addition of a circular multi-use trail, replacement of the aging restroom facilities, and more.
City Council then approved funding to do a specific McCord Park Master Plan which would engage the public and stakeholders about what they would like to see in the renovation. At the completion of the planning process in 2018, City Council approved a Conceptual Master Plan which identified the desired amenities to be included in the park renovations. This plan will serve as the guide for the design phase which will go into more detail on those amenities including the playground, restroom, shelter houses, and more. The City plans to provide additional opportunities for community input as the detailed design is completed during the second half of 2019. It is anticipated construction could begin as early as spring/summer 2020. During design, options for phasing will be considered.
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