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April 24, 2013

Parks Authority ready for bids on Multiplex Center

Complex will include indoor facility, six soccer fields



Lake said the estimated cost for the road work is $500,000.

Other alternate bids for site work included costs to install Bermuda grass, playground equipment, bleachers and a press box on the turf field.

Lake continued that the second set of alternate bids being offered were for field sports lighting on the two north fields and, separately, on the three south fields. 

The final set of alternate bids pertained to the indoor multisport complex.

Among the options offered were to include elevator equipment; concession area upgrades; a flooring upgrade in the fieldhouse; rubber athletic flooring and a rubber track on the second level; portable sports equipment; an upgrade to the sound-absorbent panels; and the installation of LED interior lighting, all as separate bid packages.

Another portion of the project that is being bid separately — but will be opened at the same time as the sports complex project — is a security package for the facility. 

“The goal is on that day you have all the prices to complete that project,” Lake said.

He added the goal is for planners is to have the parks authority be able to award a contract at its next board meeting. All of the bids are planned to be opened May 14.



The parks authority is entertaining the idea of accepting Glossbrenner Garden, located at the corner of Chestnut and Spring streets, from Historic Landmarks of Southern Indiana.

“They have offered to donate that to the city as a park,” said Parks Authority Member Dennis Julius. “City Pride has pretty much volunteered to take care of the park. The only thing that I think we ought to keep in mind is if it goes under parks, and City Pride is one day no longer here, the parks department is going to have to take care of it.”

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