At the City Council meeting on February 4, 2019, Council voted to appropriate residential impact fees from the Lincoln Properties Development to several projects as part of the 2019 Capital Improvement Program. Included in the funding is the pool at Robinson Park, pool building renovation and outdoor basketball court improvements.
The scope of the project will include replacing the existing pool with a deeper one to accommodate lap swimming and/or a one-meter spring diving board, replacing the pool deck and perimeter fencing, installing bleachers and a shade structure, and replacing the pool building. Additionally, the funding will allow for the full replacement of the basketball court and installation of a new shade structure at the Robinson Park outdoor basketball court. The total estimated cost is $4,450,000
“On behalf of my constituents, I’ve been advocating for many years to renovate the pool, building and basketball court to give the community a state-of-the-art recreation area and continue with the vision and legacy of the Robinson family for generations to come,” states Vice-Mayor John J. Kennedy.
In 2018, City Council directed staff to propose a list of Capital Improvement Program budget amendments when the residential impact fees from the Lincoln Property Development at 100 West Walnut Street were available. In December 2018, a payment of $8,260,029 was made to fulfill the impact fee requirement and it was appropriated to benefit seven projects throughout the city.