A Request for Proposals has been issued by the County of El Paso for an upgrading project in the nearly 50 year-old Student Memorial Park.
The county wants to see a reconstruction of the park’s playground area. The project will include the demolition of existing concrete sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, as well as the removal of old playground padding and equipment.
New construction at the site will see the building of a rock wall with cap, new sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, as well as a concrete wheelchair ramp.
Also included in the project: the building of new picnic tables, benches, and the installation of both new playground equipment as well as placement of geotextile fabric and rock mulch.
Located at 9425 Vicksburg Drive, across the street from the city’s Irvin High School, the Student Memorial Park is named in honor of area students who helped raise funds for its original construction in the early 1970s.
The RFP submission deadline is May 27.
By Garry Boulard
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