SPRING TEMPERATURES BRING RENEWAL OF PROJECTS
With the emerging spring-like weather, most of our facility projects, having hibernated during the winter, are staged and ready to proceed once more.
Perhaps most notably, construction on the Garden of Roses’ new pergola is set to begin again in the next few days with completion expected within a week or two – weather permitting. Visitors may recall that the old structure was razed to the ground last April when a tornado hit-skipped its way through the Park. While insurance settlement and delivery of materials languished throughout the summer and fall due to pandemic-related delays, we believe the new, larger structure will become another highly recognizable Arlington feature once it’s completed, similar to the esteem heaped on the new Arlington Lake Bridge, completed just last spring.
While the pergola’s completion is highly anticipated, its scope takes a back seat to the Compton Road Main Entrance project which is also scheduled to begin this spring. That project, broken into phases, will incorporate distinct goals including the widening of the entire area to enable ease of entry & exit to and from the park; new signage and lighting; and the clearing of the brush and overgrowth in the immediate vicinity.
These projects are just two of several Arlington facility improvements slated for 2021. Road paving will resume again during the summer and fall. A new gate at Madison Avenue is due to be installed in March. Organic sediment is scheduled to be removed from certain sections of the Arlington Lake in June. And, finally, various roads throughout the park will be named and signage will be strategically installed to assist visitors in locating the various gardens.
As spring and summer unfolds, we plan to aggressively consider areas of improvement to make all Arlington experiences as easy and convenient as possible. If there are questions regarding any of these activities, please call our office for more information.