Bryant Square Park plan neighborhood vote is June 21

The CARAG neighborhood unveiled its "Conceptual Master Plan" for Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S., in May. The plan is intended to guide park development and improvements over the next two decades.

The master plan includes a community events area with amphitheater seating, a new picnic area, wading pool enhancements, walking path improvements and a new bus shelter on Bryant Avenue's southeast corner.

The neighborhood group allotted $6,000 to create the plan. The board will vote on the concept plan at June 21, 7 p.m. at the park building. Neighborhood funds have been reserved for a few of the proposed improvements, but there's no schedule yet.

CARAG staffer Scott Engle said that in 2004, residents said they wanted more greenspace and additional park improvements.

This landscaping plan, which is an offshoot of the overall improvements, is long underway. Also, bleachers were added to the ball field in 2004, along with new safety fencing and a new sign. Park Director Julie Sandin said that the bleachers have been getting lots of use.