LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Renovations to Columbian Park are one step closer to being made official. Last week News 18 reported the projects will be funded through a series of bonds.
Those bonds were approved at Tuesday night's Lafayette City Council meeting. The next step is to get through a 30 day waiting period.
As we previously reported, Parks Superintendent Claudine Laufman said it will be a $13,000,000 project. She said the first round of improvements is zoo construction.
Work is also planned for Memorial Island, Rush Pavilion and Tropicanoe Cove.
Laufman said the council's approval makes the project more of a reality.
"We are very excited to be able to move forward in the next step in the process and are really looking forward to restoring Columbian Park to the grand jewel that it really is," said Laufman.
Laufman said a master plan for the parks was developed in 2015.
For more details on the potential plans, click on our previous story here.