Crystal Breaks Ground on Becker Park
Crystal plans to turn Becker Park, the city’s first public park, into a destination park with a new playground, splash pad, and more.
“For planning something this large, it happened in three years, which is really pretty fast,” said Mayor Jim Adams. “With the support of the businesses, with the support of the community, with the support of the potential light rail coming, there was nothing that was really slowing this down. So we haven’t had a lot of hitches.”
The park originally opened in 1948. Previously, the park had a softball focus with several fields and a signature summer softball tournament.
Changes include building a 14,000 square foot inclusive playground, a splash pad, running trails and an ice skating rink. The city hopes the park’s use will increase dramatically.
The ceremonial groundbreaking held on Wednesday, April 3 kicked off construction that will now wrap up until summer 2020.