City acquires property adjacent to Route 66 Roadside Park, plans restroom facilities

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An artist’s rendering shows one possible design for restroom facilities at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, located on College Street between Fort and Broadway.

Through $65,000 in 2018-2019 Neighborhood Works program funds, the City has acquired a small piece of property adjacent to the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park on its east side for expansion of the park.

While a funding source has not yet been identified for future improvements to the park, the City, Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Butler, Rosenbury & Partners are working on a Route 66-themed design for restroom facilities for the park, which is the site for the annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival kickoff party hosted by the West Central Neighborhood Alliance each August.

“This acquisition, courtesy of the Neighborhood Works Program, secures all of the property we needed for the park, but doesn’t allow for further development just yet. We’re still very much looking for available funding and as a group are in full fund-raising mode for the development of any future amenities,” said Director of Parks Bob Belote “The property acquisition is significant, as the park couldn’t be fully developed without it.”

An artist’s rendering shows a second possible design for restroom facilities at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, located on College Street between Fort and Broadway.

 

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