Wheeling, W.Va. (WTRF) — Edgington Park Lane is getting a new makeover, starting in just a couple months.
But not without the help of federal funds and local donations.
Built in 1977, Edgington Lane Park has been left untouched for decades, but not for much longer.
“The days of just an asphalt surface and a couple basketball courts are over.”Ty Thorngate, city of Wheeling councilman
Replacing the playground isn’t just what the city plans to do. Rather, the city is restarting from ground zero.
“The people of Woodsdale are finally going to get a brand new park.”Ty Thorngate, city of Wheeling councilman
Or in other words, the park you see today will be the park it once was.
City officials say this means re-surfaced basketball and tennis courts, a new entry way that’s tree-lined with green space, as well as a place for people to sit. Plus, a never-before-seen Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course.
And it’s taken a whole team effort to make it this far.
“What we’re trying to do here wouldn’t be possible without Congressman McKinley and his staff, a donation of a local organization, our former and current parks director, city staff, and, most importantly, the people of Woodsdale.”Ty Thorngate, city of Wheeling councilman
And when the time comes, this park will turn into something for everyone to enjoy.
“By Spring of 2022, it will be wide open. People come out and enjoy it and bring the whole family.”Ty Thorngate, city of Wheeling councilman
City officials have hopes to break ground within the next couple of months.