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Maintenance to parks will get attention from Olander Park System officials

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Maintenance at Sylvania Prairie park will be a focus of attention by Olandar Park System officials.

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Olander Park System officials are shifting their focus from growth to maintenance projects.

The park commissioners agreed recently that upcoming projects, such as a new sled hill at Sylvan Prairie Park, estimated to cost $200,000, should be balanced with maintaining the current parks.

After a resident voiced concern over the drainage of a lake in Sylvan Prairie Park, 8601 Brint Rd., and path conditions at Fossil Park, 5675 Centennial Rd., the commissioners said they would put together a maintenance project list to be reviewed in the next months.

Items that will be on the list might include updating the Americans with Disabilities Act ramp at Fossil Park, as well as replacing the park’s picnic tables. The cost related to resurfacing the asphalt at the Quarry Ridge Bike Trail will be explored as well as the possibility of widening the path from eight feet to 12.

Olander Park Director Gary Madrzykowski will review ditch and water flow plans for the lakes at Sylvania Prairie Park, because some residents near the park say it is creating flooding on their property.

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