2013 is the Year for Major Improvements at Veterans Park
Veterans Park is headed for many improvements in 2013, starting with a re-opening this week of its recreation center with newly refurbished gymnasium floors.
Crews have stripped and resurfaced the gymnasium floors at Veterans Recreation Center.
More plans for the 80-plus-acre park in 2013 include adding a multipurpose field on an adjacent 11-acre parcel. It will also include restrooms, picnic pavilions and a dog park. Within the existing park, there will be a newly added handball court, on-lead path to the dog park and an additional picnic pavilion.
Visit the park today and you’ll find three playgrounds, one of which is composed of boulders for climbing and another that is a splash park. There is a large pavilion with a full kitchen you can rent for parties. Four lighted tennis courts, two covered and lighted basketball courts as well as softball fields and a skateboard course round out the offerings. Or you can use the free Wi-Fi and sit by the scenic lake under a canopy of oak trees.
No pets allowed in the park (until later in 2013 when the dog park and the on-lead path open).
Veterans Park originally dedicated in 1993 as Lehigh Community Park South, the park changed to its current name to honor veterans. In fact, the James F. Crawford Jr. Memorial Walk is lined with oak trees donated by individuals honoring specific veterans.