Big Chimneys Park will be closed to the public beginning in December 2019 until Summer 2020 for construction related to the Improvements Project.
About the Project
Big Chimneys Park is located between Gibson Street and West Annandale Road and is approximately 1.7 acres. The park is over 20 years old, and is in need of an update. The play equipment is out of date, stormwater management improvements are required to address drainage issues at the south end of the park, an accessible trail is needed from the Winter Hill neighborhood to the west, and updated landscaping will help make the park more visible and attractive.
The purposes of the Park is to preserve and protect natural resources, and provide a variety of passive and active recreational activities for all age groups. The outdated and/or broken equipment within the park will be removed and replaced with improved versions. The new park will include the following: ADA access from Gundry Dr., updated landscaping and monument signage at both entrances to the park, landscape buffers, new trail, regrading, stormwater management features, new play equipment and park furniture, historical signage, and open space.
This project is funded through the City's General Fund, as part of the Park Improvements Master Plan.