The City of Springfield hopes to invest significant amounts of money over the next several years to make the parks around Lake Springfield fully accessible for people with disabilities.
While other city facilities have been made ADA-compliant over the last decade, many improvements at the lake parks have been on hold while CWLP tried to line up grant funding. Now city officials say they will seek money through the city budget process so that the work can go forward, even as they keep looking for grants to supplement that funding.
Among the first planned improvements are accessible picnic areas and a playground at Tom Madonia Park East and West. A total cost estimate for the work over the next three years was not immediately available.