Millions planned in Forest Park upgrades -

Millions planned in Forest Park upgrades

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The city of St. Louis and the civic group Forest Park Forever are about to close the sale on $30 million bonds for significant improvements to one of America's largest urban parks.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that work will begin next year on a five-year construction plan that will include rebuilding roads near the St. Louis Zoo, renovating ball fields and improving the landscape around the Jewel Box.

City officials say Forest Park Forever will buy the bonds with money raised from private donors. Supports say the bond issue will jump start a $100 fundraising drive by Forest Park Forever.

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