The existing park building at the south end of Northport Park was removed in 2012 due to structural issues. The Parks and Recreation Commission recommended eliminating the proposed plan to replace the building and only replace the existing picnic shelter as part of their Capital Improvements Program (CIP) plan review. A new enhanced picnic shelter has been built in the same area as the old picnic shelter; at the north side of Northport Park. A new drinking fountain/water bottle filler has been added to the area of the new picnic shelter. The picnic shelter work has been halted for the remainder of the winter. There are a few things to finish but the majority of the shelter work has been completed and is scheduled to be open for use by June 2017.
Also, part of the improvements to Northport Park was upgrading the lighting in the park. The park lighting has been replaced along with the trail and parking lot fixtures with more energy efficient LED lighting, and new fiberglass poles replaced the old wooden poles in the parking lots. We also installed a new service cabinet and removed the old temporary shed on the south end of the park that housed the electric panel after the old park building was removed. This project is complete besides some minor turf restoration in the spring.
Existing Northport Park Shelter