FARMINGTON -- Construction of a new park on the city's west side will move forward, even if it's not at the pace city officials had hoped it would be.
Development of Spring Creek Park, at approximately 950 North and 1175 West on a 2.3-acre parcel of land, could begin as early as this fall, said officials, who were updated on the development of the park at a recent city council.
The council voted unanimously to move ahead with the project.
Work for the park development will be split into two phases, City Manager Dave Millheim said.
Some funding for the park is included in the 2011-12 fiscal year budget adopted in June, but officials had hoped to bolster the park's development with a grant.
The plan initially outlined construction of the park with a target amount of $183,000.
However, approximately $125,000 of that funding was based on a grant that was applied for but not received.
About $55,000 for the project is in the current year's budget.
City crews will provide some of the labor to get the park going. A revised plan calls for the Parks and Recreation Department in a joint effort with the Public Works Department to complete a first phase of construction.
The first phase will include grading, installation of a sprinkler system, all flat concrete work, seeding and the planting of some trees.
Once Phase 1 of the project is complete, officials will look for funding to include basketball standards, a playground structure, pavilion, some picnic tables and more trees, Millheim said.