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Mohave County is renovating Veteran’s Park in Golden Valley

A Mohave County Parks employee works at Veteran’s Park in Golden Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 12. (Photo by Agata Popeda/Daily Miner)

A Mohave County Parks employee works at Veteran’s Park in Golden Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 12. (Photo by Agata Popeda/Daily Miner)

KINGMAN – Veteran’s Park in Golden Valley is getting a makeover, and the county is not wasting time, having a Mohave County Parks employee working on the site only a week after allocating the money for the renovation.

The park is located at Chino Drive and North Verde Road. Amenities to be funded by the $75,000 allocation approved by the board Nov. 4 include new playground equipment and concrete walkways enhancing accessibility.

The park serves the whole community – elderly people, children and teenagers alike. In 2017, a building in the park was vandalized and covered with offensive tags.

In a county news release, Parks Administrator Hal Barton said the basketball court will also be resurfaced and the half-acre area within the walkway will be covered in grass or artificial turf the following budget year.

“We’re trying to improve our parks with the improvements to Veteran’s Park being completed by next spring,” Barton said.

“It’s an upgrade we’ve been working toward for a long time, but the money just wasn’t there,” said District 4 Supervisor Jean Bishop. “It’s really needed and I think the people of Golden Valley deserve this upgrade. This is a gathering place for them.”

Additional revenue generated by a new fee structure implemented in January and a record number of summer visitors at Davis Camp along the Colorado River in Bullhead City will pay for the project.

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