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Bids to go out soon for upgrades to Paragould parks

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Gymnasiums across Paragould should be getting a facelift soon.

This year, the city budgeted a million dollars for improvements at Labor, Reynolds and Harmon Parks.

Mayor Mike Gaskill said outside, the parks are in great shape. However, he said inside, the buildings don't meet the standards that the city has set for Parks and Recreation in the city.

Mayor Gaskill said he's excited for the upgrades.

"We have an old concrete floor, we're going to put a wood floor in there, which will be a little bit better," Gaskill said about Labor Park. "Then we're going to just remodel the inside of it because all of the offices, all the rooms in it, the bathrooms and everything are the original ones."

The money to pay for the upgrades comes from a maintenance and upkeep sales tax that passed over a decade ago.

Bids should go out on the projects in September.


Mayor Gaskill said they wanted to wait until summer was over to start work on the projects because the buildings stay very busy during the summer months.

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