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Forest Park to experience new facelift

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( -- Forest Park will soon be experiencing a facelift.

There are plans to place 239 new directional signs, new park maps, upgraded restrooms and drinking fountains. The plans are to be in place by the end of the year. The new signs will be more conspicuous and more specific in terms of direction. The signs will also be found more often to help visitors.

13 million people visit Forest Park each year, and hundreds of them voiced their opinion on what they would like to see. The current signs topped the complaints collected, citing that they are difficult to decipher.

The two million dollars collected in donations will double the number of signs throughout the park, including and installment of nearby maps and kiosks. Walks and runners requested more water fountains and heated restrooms, so they could be open during the winter. Currently, there are only two restrooms in the park that are open year round.

Later phases of the project will be made in the years to come as a part of this $30 million project.

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