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The order going out from the Toledo City Council to Public Works Director Frank Anderson Tuesday night was “Go For It!” on completing the Foot-of-Main- Street project. The “Sand Box,” as it’s been nicknamed, will soon be sporting some very interesting as well as functional landscaping – complete with accommodations for a very tall “Holiday Tree” that will rise from the newly adorned city park, if not this Holiday Season, then certainly next year.
As you can see from the artist drawings there is lots of river rock, pavers, seating and plants. It’s hoped that the park will become a gathering place for folks working or shopping in the downtown as well maybe scarfing down a barbecue delight from the Pig Feathers Restaurant or a craft brew from next-door Twisted Snout that borders the same parking lot as the park. Gracie Mae’s Bakery and Cafe is hardly a 100 foot walk from there as well.
City Public Works Director Frank Anderson said that his public works crews will be doing a lot of the work to build the little park which will help keep the cost down to something around $28,000. Again, it could be open later this Winter, or certainly by early Spring, depending on the weather, of course.