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City hosts ribbon cutting for park restrooms

The City of Jackson, the Jackson Park Board, the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Jackson R-2 School District jointly held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the City Park Restroom Building Project on Oct. 23 at the site of the new restroom facility on Parkview St.

The project has been a top priority by the City’s Park Board and the Jackson Girls Softball League to provide additional restroom facilities in the area near the softball fields.

The City constructed the facility to serve the softball field during games and tournaments, as well as other recreational activities and annual events along Parkview St.

At the same time, the Jackson R-2 School District has added new bleachers, fencing and a press box at the softball field.

The restrooms were built by Brockmiller Construction Company and were designed by Koehler Engineering and Land Surveying.

The project consisted of a new fully equipped restroom building with heaters, sanitary sewer lift station, force main (sewer), pedestrian sidewalks, a parking lot and other related improvements.

“It’s just a great park overall,” Mayor Dwain Hahs said at the ribbon cutting. “Anytime we can add to it is fantastic.”

Hahs said the City will continue to improve the area of the park. The next project will be to add an accessible sidewalk that connects the restrooms and the softball complex to the parking lot near the swimming pool.

The new restroom building was officially opened to the public on Monday, Sept. 17.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past four years. He can be reached at cbjedit@socket.net.

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