The city of North Liberty will hold three public information sessions regarding the $16 million Centennial Park improvements project.
First reported by the CBJ in August, the city will hold three meetings from April 10-11 at the North Liberty Community Library at 520 W. Cherry St.
Meetings will be at the following times:
- Monday, April 10, at 12 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m.
The 13,000-square-foot project budget is approximately $1.7 million less than the figure discussed at an Aug. 23 North Liberty City Council work session.
North Liberty is seeking $1 million in community support for the venue that would hold events, concerts, weddings, business gatherings, outdoor movies, craft fairs and festivals. The rest of the project will be funded through public and private resources, and in partnership with the Community Foundation of Johnson County fund, according to a press release.
“North Liberty Next Stage builds a regional asset that also answers the call we’ve heard from people who love this town: space to connect, play and explore,” said Mayor Chris Hoffman. “North Liberty has long been attractive because of its location in the heart of Eastern Iowa and connection to neighboring towns for employment, entertainment and shopping.”
The Centennial Park project will include:
- a 300-person-capacity indoor event space
- an outdoor stage for audiences of 500-10,000 people
- an open air pavilion for farmers’ markets, ceremonies and an outdoor ice rink
- a 5,000-square-foot splash pad
- wheelchair accessible playground units
- plaza spaces
- an honor garden, recognizing Iowa’s service men and women
Gifts and pledges can be made on North Liberty’s website.