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Greenwood Community Council meeting Tuesday to start planning new park by Greenwood Library

The Greenwood Community Council is hosting a meeting Tuesday night to start planning the new park that will be built just north of the Greenwood Library, at Greenwood Avenue North and North 81st Street, where a small strip mall and Bleachers Pub used to be.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. The new “Friends of” the park group will be established and take over planning, separate from the GCC. The park group will start engaging neighbors in what they want to see at the new park, and will advise the park’s designers, help find funds to complete the construction, and serve as stewards for the park once it’s built.

The buildings are scheduled to be torn down this fall, with the park completed by fall of 2017. The city has funds to develop the south half of the site, but does not yet have funds to develop the north half, where the Bleachers Pub building is currently. According to the city’s webpage for the new park, that north half of the park site will remain lawn until more funds are found.