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Roanoke's Jackson Park to get makeover
A walking trail and other improvements planned for the city park near Stonewall Jackson Middle School.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Roanoke officials are seeking bids to build a 1,715-foot-long walking trail in upper Jackson Park.
The trail would follow a loop around the edge of the park, and the request calls for it to comply with accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
It is part of a proposed face-lift of the southeast Roanoke park that also includes rehabilitation of a basketball court and construction of a 565-foot-long maintenance access road. The city is asking bidders to include the cost of an optional 1,850-foot-long timber-rail fence, too.
Bids are due April 8.
The park sits on approximately 18 acres bordered by Penmar and Morningside streets on the north and south and Montrose Avenue and Langhorne Street on the east and west. The park, across the street from Stonewall Jackson Middle School, surrounds the historic circa-1850 Buena Vista mansion, which the city sold to a private owner along with 3 acres of land in 2011.
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