South Memphis’ Gaston Park and Neighborhood Heart to bear renovations

Gaston Neighborhood Heart, one among Memphis’ oldest neighborhood facilities, is getting a facelift.

A $3.4 million renovation is a part of the $200 million Speed up Memphis bond bundle.

“Our purpose is for the close-knit tradition of South Third Road neighborhood to be mirrored in the kind of programming and actions that happen right here,” stated Nick Walker, director of parks and neighborhoods, on the renovation ceremony Monday. “They already happen right here. [The redesign] will simply encourage them to develop that programming.” 

The design purpose is to make the park and neighborhood heart extra inviting by eradicating refined off-putting cues together with eradicating fencing alongside the park, fixing a leaking roof, enhancing lights and changing home windows that had been full of concrete for the reason that Seventies, Walker stated.

Nick Walker, Mayor Strickland, Marlon Foster, Shelby County Commissioner Ford and Gaston Community Center directors begin demolition during the renovation ceremony on May 10, 2022.

Different renovations on the facility embrace: 

  • Improved outer look
  • Demolished entrance workplace
  • New sport room
  • New multi-purpose rooms
  • New stage curtains
  • New train facility.

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The renovations are anticipated to happen over the following 10 months, however the design course of has been virtually a 12 months within the making.

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