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Lafayette one step closer to renovating Columbian Park

The Lafayette City Council is preparing to vote on bonds for some major upgrades to Columbian Park.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 12:44 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —The Lafayette City Council is preparing to vote on bonds for some major upgrades to Columbian Park.

The plans were laid out for review at the city council caucus meeting Wednesday .

If bonds are approved, the money will be available this January.

It will cover multiple projects, including a Spider Monkey exhibit and a 42-foot carousel.

Two new slides will be added to Tropicanoe Cove in May of 2019 and the penguin exhibit will be the first exhibit completed.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said the community needs this development.

"People want quality of life ammenities like parks, recreation, trails, some nightlife, the arts and culture and I think this park, the new baseball stadium and a zoo, that for a city our size, is going to be absolutely outstanding," said Roswarski. 

Roswarski said the updates are an economic development tool.

He says the new additions, especially the slides, may attract attention from across the country.

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