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Construction complete at Big Spring Park East just in time for Panoply

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Big Spring Park has a beautiful facelift.  The City of Huntsville may have started the construction to fix some drainage issues, but in the process, the area also received a few updates.

The city's hard work is evident when you look at the eastern portion of the park.  It's essentially complete, according to Chris O'Neal, the Facilities Project Manager.  The final walk-through was scheduled for Thursday, when all departments involved in the project examined the entire park to see what they lack in completing the project.

"Whatever we find we will write up and then allow the contractors a few days to get those corrected," said O'Neal.

Once that is complete, the park should be ready to open.  The city is excited for the public to see the improvements, including larger side walks.

"The functionality. One of the issues was ADA accessibility with the sidewalks," said O'Neal.

Crews also added more electrical outlets in the park for cell phone and computer chargers.

"But also along Church Street -- that is one of the new features -- we will have electrical outlets for the food trucks to be able to plug into."

The city also added a concrete stage for music and other entertainment.

City leaders hope to have this project complete before the Panoply Arts Festival begins on April 29.  As it looks right now, the city is right on schedule.