The city of Lebanon has received grants for projects at Century Park at 375 W. Rose St. and Christopher Columbus Park at 2800 10th St.

At Century Park, the plan is to replace the restroom building, resurface the tennis and basketball courts, add four courts for pickleball and add a new picnic shelter. 

Crews also will install an artificial turf infield for its baseball/softball diamond, add two more spaces for handicapped parking and put in a path that connects the new restroom to the street/parking location.

The city received a $200,000 grant in September from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for the work, and is contributing another $138,800 in matching funds from parks systems development charges and in-house labor and equipment credit.

Work is to be started in spring, said Jason Williams, maintenance services director. He said most of the work will be done in-house.

At Christopher Columbus Park, work is already under way and will include putting in turf on the youth baseball field, adding a restroom and replacing the old playground equipment.

The equipment has been delivered, Williams said, but is waiting for installers. The new restroom is finished but needs to be placed.

The total project cost is estimated at $206,500. Oregon's Land and Water Conservation Fund agreed Nov. 2 to pay for half the total and the city is paying for the other half through the labor and parks SDCs, Williams said, "along with a very generous $25,000 cash donation to the city for the youth baseball field improvements made by Jim and Heather McDaniel."

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