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Upgrade Planned for Keokuk Park


One of the features of a popular park in downtown Keokuk is in line for a makeover.

Main Street Keokuk Director Joyce Glasscock says the gazebo in Estes Park was completed more than 20 years ago.

She says unfortunately, it is showing its age, so the organization is going to do something about it this summer.

"We are going to add some decorative spindles and lattice work, if you will, in four of the openings on the gazebo to enhance its appearance.”

Main Street Keokuk will also clean the gazebo, weather-proof it and add new shingles.

Glasscock believes this is an investment in the entire community.

"This space is so well used for weddings to political campaigns to fish fries and music and ice cream socials, the list just goes on and on.”

Glasscock says cost should be about $5,000, which will also pay for some new grass and landscaping at Estes Park.

The money will come from Keokuk’s Can-Can program, in which people donate aluminum cans for Main Street Keokuk to redeem.

Lee County owns the park, but Main Street Keokuk is in charge of upgrades and scheduling.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.