NORWALK, Conn. — Ryan Park in South Norwalk will be enclosed by fence and off-limits for months as the city begins a renovation project.
The fence will be installed Dec. 14-16, 2016 with the installation of fencing at the park at at Raymond and Day streets.
The 2-acre park will likely be closed for about eight months to allow for site remediation, which will be followed immediately by construction of the planned improvements, according to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency.
Community meetings to review the project timeline, the process of remediation and the schedule for park improvements will be held:
- Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Choice Neighborhoods office at 149 Water St.
- Friday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Choice Neighborhoods office at 149 Water St.
The closure will include all park facilities, including the parking lot area.
"We are all sorry for the short-term inconvenience but look forward to the opening of a greatly enhanced Park facility in late 2017," said Susan Sweitzer, senior project manager for the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency.
The project is part of the renovation of the adjacent Washington Village through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods Program.
Planned improvements at the park include lighted pathways, a sculpture garden and water play area, a picnic area and event pavilion, play areas, renovated basketball court, new landscaping and more.
If you have any questions, contact Susan Sweitzer at 203-854-7810 Ext. 46791 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.