By JOHN ALLISON | Noon Lions Club president
Weatherford city staff members Terry Hughes, Danielle Felts and Kim Thieme dropped by a recent meeting of the Weatherford Noon Lions Club and explained the next “action plan” the city will soon initiate.
After planning with members of the business community, Weatherford is moving forward into the next phase of improving city amenities. A draft plan was discussed detailing different points of interest.
The new “Live, Work and Play” plan shows the areas the city will begin work. Heritage Park, home of First Mondays, will have new amenities such as a water feature and areas that will honor Weatherford citizens. Amenities such as new electrical outlets, grass lots and asphalt pathways are completed. Trees have been planted to add shade in coming years.
The city dedicated $500,000 during the last three years to upgrade areas in the city that hopefully will draw new people to the city. All of this has happened with no tax money being used. This was completed with royalty funds to the city.
The walking trail will be lengthened to Interstate 20 and into downtown. The city has already added events in the park such as car shows. Other ideas that surfaced are a Nature Loop walking trail that will be ADA compliant, a dog park that should make the animals happy, and an amphitheater with pavilion.
The plan was well received by the Lions and all showed excitement for the completion of the plan.