The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission may select a contractor for Community Park next month.
Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department staff provided Community Park construction bids to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday. Parks staff is currently working with one of the bidders to adjust their bid, Parks Assistant Director JJ Gates said, adding he hopes the commission could vote on the proposals next month.
Four companies submitted construction bids, with Jefferson City-based Sircal Contracting's proposal being the lowest at more than $1.46 million. Fulton-based Rhad A Baker Construction and Eldon-based Curtis-Manes-Schulte submitted bids for more than $1.7 million each. Jefferson City-based GBH Builders submitted a bid for $1.86 million.
The bids include costs for sprayground, installation of furnishings, playground equipment and structures, retaining walls, erosion and sediment control, paving and surfacing, and stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, among several other items.
The Parks and Recreation Commission and Jefferson City Council approved a $1.6 million supplemental appropriation within the Parks department's fund balance last month. The amount covers the cost of tables, benches, turf, sculptures, shelters, lighting, signage, landscaping, trees, playground and sprayground equipment, and a restroom.
Kansas City firm Warner Nease Bost Architects designed the improvements for Community Park, at 725 Marshall St.
Community Park is the commission's first priority from the Parks master plan, which outlines improvements to the parks system over the next 20 years. McClung and Ellis-Porter Riverside parks are the commission's second and third priorities.