A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the Lou Dennis Community Park in Newburgh. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the first phase of renovations have begun, including the demolition of a pool that closed in 2018.
The city says the Newburgh Community Pool, which had been in operation for 45 years, was closed due to age-related infrastructure issues. The renovation project will include the removal of the concrete pool shell.
The project will also include the demolition of existing basketball courts, renovation of the pool house into a rentable event space with public restrooms, building a new splash pad and playground area, and constructing a new basketball court.
Town officials say the project is the largest renovation for the park since the land was acquired in 1971.
The 11.6-acre park features the Fortress of Fun, two tennis courts, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, a soccer field, a rentable shelter house and a outdoor ping pong table.