Published by The Bee News

November 9, 2019

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Veteran’s Park in Golden Valley is getting a makeover! A host of improvements for the 10-acre park located at the southwest corner of Chino Drive and North Verde Road were approved during the November 4 Mohave County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Amenities to be funded by the $75,000 allocation approved by the Board will include installation of new playground equipment and construction of new concrete walkways enhancing accessibility. Parks Administrator Hal Barton said the basketball court will also be resurfaced and that the half-acre area within the walkway will be covered in grass or with artificial turf the following budget year.

“We’re trying to improve our parks with the improvements to Veteran’s Park being completed by next spring,” Barton said.

“It’s an upgrade we’ve been working toward for a long time, but the money just wasn’t there,” said District 4 Supervisor Jean Bishop. “It’s really needed and I think the people of Golden Valley deserve this upgrade. This is a gathering place for them.”

Additional revenue generated by a new fee structure implemented in January and a record number of summer visitors at Davis Camp along the Colorado River in Bullhead City will fund the project. Barton intends to target Neal Butler Park just north
of Kingman for improvements in next year’s budget.

Veteran’s Park, Neal Butler Park, Chloride Park in Chloride and Mt. Tipton Park in Dolan Springs are the four community parks operated by Mohave County. User fees for entrance to Davis Camp and Hualapai Mountain Park outside Kingman generate
revenue used to operate the entire park system. General Fund revenue and tax dollars are not used for Mohave County Parks operations.

For more information contact Hal Barton at (928) 757-0915.

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