Fagatogo Square park project moving forward
In it’s first quarter FY 2014 performance report, the Department of Parks and Recreation says preparations are almost completed for the Fagatogo Square project, which consists of building a kid’s playground, a 5-stall food court and a multi-purpose recreation open court.
This project, funded by local revenues allocated in FY 2014, will be located between the Fagatogo Square complex and the Fagatogo fautasi boat house, which currently is an open grass area.
Parks and Recreation says the land-use permit for the project has been approved, which includes the site plan. The Public Works Department is finishing up the design of the project and the bidding process will commence thereafter.
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Meanwhile, the report says that in an effort to slow down on gas usage and the wear- and-tear on the department’s “motorized equipment, we have scheduled the cleaning and landscaping of public parks on a biweekly basis.”
For example, every two weeks, the entire landscaping crew will be dispatched to trim overgrown trees, remove unsightly and diseased trees and clean up the shoreline areas of designated parks.
On a daily basis, a clean-up crew of two workers will stop at every park to clean restrooms and pick up trash and debris accumulated overnight. The clean up crew will continue with checking on restrooms throughout the day to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness.
This daily clean up and continued checking of restrooms, addresses many public complaints to lawmakers in the past years about the bad and unsanitary conditions of restrooms at the island’s nine-public parks.