2004-05-21 / Front Page

Parks Dept. Breaks Date With Tribute Park

Parks Dept. Breaks Date With Tribute Park

A last-minute phone call from the Department of Parks and Recreation nixed the Tribute Park conference that was supposed to take place in Manhattan on Wednesday – postponing the meeting by one week.

A new date of Wednesday, May 26 has been set for members of the Chamber, Tribute Park artists, and representatives from the Parks Department and the city’s Art Commission to gather at City Hall to review plans for the park, according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joanie Omeste. Tribute Park planners are hoping that the park, which is well underway and was supposed to get moving toward completion with the arrival of warmer weather, is given preliminary approval so that construction may continue. That is still expected to happen next month, Omeste said.

Earlier this month, the Chamber of Commerce provided the Art Commission with detailed plans, photos and sketches of the park for their review. The Chamber cleared its first hurdle by meeting the May 5 submission deadline.

The Wave reported last month that the Art Commission would have to review plans for the park, specifically its ornamental gate, firefighter tribute boulder and dome, before those elements could be installed and the park could be completed.

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