Parks Commission advances contract for Adrian’s Island
A park on Adrian’s Island is pretty much slated to be ready when the Bicentennial Bridge is completed in October, with more work to do.
The City of Jefferson Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday approved an amendment to the contract with Phillips Hardy Inc. for the construction of the park.
Phillips Hardy Inc. is building the Bicentennial Bridge, which will span from the State Capitol grounds to Adrian’s Island.
Parks Director Todd Spalding said it was best to work with Phillips Hardy for the park as well, as the company already has the proper permits and works with the Union Pacific Railway.
The commission approved a contract change of $ 442,269 for Phillips Hardy to build the base for the park.
Spalding said this did not include amenities such as bathrooms, benches, a pavilion and a hammock. However, it will put in place preparatory work, build sidewalks and pathways, and landscaping with native plants and flowers. He will also lay the concrete for the life-size chessboard in the park plan.
The contract includes seats, walls and a sign at the foot of the bridge that will tell the story of the Adrian family and the island. Spalding said the $ 2,000 for this sign would be reimbursed by the family.
“It’s a park,” Spalding said. “It’s not a full-fledged thing, but a park.”
Over the years, Spalding said, the commission has set aside about $ 691,000 of the department’s dedicated sales tax for the park.
This contract will leave approximately $ 248,731 for improvements to be added to the park.
Besides the construction of the toilets, Spalding said, the remaining equipment in the park should be able to cross the bridge once it is completed.
The change order must go through Jefferson City Council to be added to the contract.