The city of St. Ann is working to make one of it's most popular parks a safer place. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) -
The City of St. Ann will install surveillance cameras in Tiemeyer Park as part of major renovations.
The cameras are one of the Park Bond Projects that also include new playground equipment and new LED light poles.
“They’re not only going to feel safer but were going to be able to observe and hopefully ward off any one that would try commit any crimes,” said Chief Aaron Jimenez.
According to the city administrator’s letter to the Board of Alderman, the video will be accessible through the main system at City Hall but the individual cameras feeds can be monitored by the police department.
Residents said they feel safe in Tiemeyer Park but some who walk in the early morning would appreciate the extra security.
"I come here very early in the morning and late at night and I feel safe but sometimes i question myself," said Pam Sloss, a resident of St. Ann.
There were also problems with vandalism over the past few years.
The cameras are part of a $1 million renovation project at the park. The city is spending $500,000 on the renovations at the pond. The goal is to turn it into a destination spot for the city. Right now they are draining the pond. The hope is for the renovations to be complete by spring 2018.
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