Local Park in Limestone to Receive New Look

Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 9:15 PM EDT
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LIMESTONE, Maine (WAGM) - The Limestone Parks and Recreation Department is looking to revitalize a local park. News Source 8′s Cam Smith says members of the Limestone Community are helping to fund the project.

Out with the old, and in with the new. Limestone Parks and Recreation Director Doug Sharpe says his department is joining forces with other community organizations to restore Albert Michaud Park.

“Right now, we are looking towards brand new playground equipment, a splash pad, a walking path, and adult exercise equipment.”

Jo-Ellen Kelly of the Limestone Chamber of Commerce says it’s time for something new.

“The equipment probably was put in during the early ’70s. A lot of it has had to be taken out due to it really deteriorating. We need something like other communities have and really modernize it.”

Sharon Berz says the walking path allows older folks to enjoy the park as well.

“We have a high elderly population, people over the age of 60. We have people in this community that are disabled. It’s very hard to roll a wheelchair around here to be able to enjoy any of the activities. So that gives people an opportunity to participate in whatever is going on here.”

Sharpe says through grant writing and community help, there will be a little something for everyone.

“It’s also going to be a community effort whether its community organizations, local businesses, community residents. It’s going to be 100% a limestone effort. But we’re positive that we can get it done.”

Now the timeline for this project is still undetermined due to COVID-19, however Parks and Rec director Doug Sharpe is hopeful that this project will be complete by the spring of 2021. In Limestone, Cam Smith, News Source 8.

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