Newest Mission park will take shape at corner of Broadmoor and Martway

The new park will take shape at Broadmoor and Martway. The site has a bus shelter. The Welstone apartments border the park area.
The new park will take shape at Broadmoor and Martway. The site has a bus shelter. The Welstone apartments border the park area.

Mission is ready to move on creating its newest park at the southwest corner of Broadmoor and Martway near the newly open Welstone senior apartments in the Mission Crossing development.

The land for the new park space on the corner was donated – along with $100,000 – by the developer to establish a public park. The actual construction of the park was delayed because the developer needed the land to stage construction materials for the apartment complex.

The apartments are now complete and the city council Wednesday approved moving acceptance of the construction bid onto the council agenda for later this month. The pocket park will have seating areas, a shade structure and a perimeter sidewalk.

Because the bids for the project exceeded the approved budget, some alterations were made to reduce the cost. The style of the shade structure was changed, but more significantly all of the trees – planned at 11 – were removed from the bid results. That saved almost $20,000 and brought the budget in line.

The city is not abandoning trees for the park, but will look at other methods to acquire trees in time for fall planting. One way to obtain the trees will be by donations through the Celebration Tree Program.