PRINCETON — Princeton Parks Superintendent Brent Denbo said Monday that the city plans to do some double-wide paving on a portion of South Street near South Side Park, which will improve the parking conditions at the facility.

Reviewing summer parks projects, he noted that a new bathroom is completed at the South Side Park Shelter house, and a new LED scoreboard will be installed either this week or next.

The paving work will involve milling and repaving along the length of the park on Stout Street, adding parking strips.

Denbo said Lafayette Park projects completed include the first phase of burying electrical lines, sealing and striping the basketball court, installing LED lights on the basketball and tennis courts and adding three swing arbors at the park. He said he still wants to pour concrete pads for about 15 picnic tables at the park.

He told parks board members that there's still a water leak somewhere at Bicentennial Park, and he's contacted a contractor to repair an electrical problem with the irrigation system at the park.

While the Princeton Aquatic Center is closed for the season, the splash park will remain open as long as weather is favorable, he reported.

Denbo said the Summer Explosion Day Camp program was successful, with record attendance and estimated $90,000 in revenue.

The city's third Backpack Bash was a "huge success," he reported. "We gave away 277 backpacks, the most ever, and did not run out of any supplies." All school supplies left over from the event were given to Oasis Assembly of God Church in Princeton to distribute to North Gibson schools.

Denbo said the next Music in the Park event at Lafayette Park is Sept. 14, featuring Starbound.

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