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21st Century Parks Project to Begin Construction in July

by Stephanie CrosbyConstruction on the first phase of the 21st Century Parks project is set to begin next month.The four-thousand acre park is set to run from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road, along Floyd’s Fork Creek.Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz is a member of the non-profit’s board. He says one of the first projects will be a playground/sprayground that was funded with one-and-a-half million dollars from Metro Government.“We’re trying to get that completed while Mayor Abramson is still the mayor," says Heitz. "So we have a very short timetable to make that happen, but I think we’re going to do it and make it happen before he leaves.”Heitz says 21st Century Parks has raised about 98-million dollars for the $110-million project.He spoke on today’s State of Affairs.