Grant will fund splash pad in Superior's City Park

City Council


April 27, 2023

Big changes are in store for Superior’s City Park. Members of the Superior City Council learned Monday evening the request for a $433,000 grant had been approved. When combined with a contribution from the City of Superior, there will be a pool of about $500,000 which may be used for park projects.  

The top priority will be the construction of a splash pad to be located southwest of the swimming pool.

As the design for the park is finalized, it may be necessary to move current park features. 

The current shelter house heads up the list of features which potentially may be moved. The shelter house was constructed from materials salvaged from the original Champlin Refining Company’s Superior tank farm loading rack. It may be moved nearer to the band shell to provide shade for those attending band shell programs and a seating area for parents supervising youngsters playing on the splash pad.  

Where the shelter house is now located near the southeast corner of the original park, a full-scale basketball court is planned. 

Additional sidewalk will be placed to provide a walking loop around the park and adjacent to Bloom, Sixth, Marvin and Seventh streets.

As the plan for the park is developed, it is anticipated several of the existing park features may need to be relocated.

The four members of the council present Monday evening unanimously approved a request to support the Superior Auditorium committee for permission to host and serve alcohol at four events in 2023. The request now goes to the state for final approval.

Council members discussed a request for stop signs on the Sixth and Dakota and Sixth and Kansas street intersections. The decision Monday night was to deny the request for now but the consensus of the council was to revisit the question after more information is gathered about traffic flow and the development of a community-wide traffic control plan.

A street surfacing contract valued at $5,935.30 was awarded the Figgins Construction Company of Red Cloud. The company will overlay Eighth Street from Bloom west to the alley between Central and National with 62 tons of cold mix asphalt to seal any openings in the road surface and then top coat with 4,363 square yards of state spec armor coating. The city will provide the oil and aggregate needed for the project.

This is a project the city street crew would normally do. However, the crew has considerable work scheduled for this construction season and for the city crew to do the work it would necessary to close the street for a longer time.

Teresa Erickson and Samantha Roesti, representing the Superor Chamber of Commerce, met with the council to review plans for the 21st annual Lady Vestey Victorian Festival.

Roesti was introduced as the new chamber manager.


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