Park Trustees Hear About Maintenance Issues


The Bellefontaine Joint Recreation District Board of Trustees met in regular session Monday night.

Superintendent Kris Myers updated the trustees on the many programs in full swing including baseball, softball, and middle school track. Additionally, registration for swim lessons, swim team, tennis camp, soccer, and youth football is underway. Registration information can be found here.

In other reports, the trustees were told that field fencing on fields 2 and 5 at Ratleff Park is being repaired and should be completed later this month.

Myers also informed the trustees that summer staffing openings are being filled.

Several maintenance issues were also updated. Myers said that the liner at the city pool needs repair and those repairs need to be completed by the installer. The damage was first seen when the pool was drained over the winter. The pool cannot be filled until those repairs are complete. Myers hopes the repairs will be completed in time for the opening of the pool season on May 25.

Additionally, a purchase order was approved for the resurfacing of the tennis courts at Blue Jacket Park. Funding for the project will be shared by the parks district and Bellefontaine City Schools.

The trustees also approved a plan put forth by Myers that would allow the parks district to work with the Logan County Land Trust to make repairs and updates to the log cabin at the Myeerah Nature Preserve. The trust and parks district will share the cost of the work.

A new committee was also formed within the district. The Master Plan Steering Committee will help hold the board accountable for the implementation of various master plan projects. Also, the new committee will work to engage the public to solicit design ideas.

Parks Superintendent Kris Myers contributed to this story.