Almost eight months after it was approved, work began this week on the new pavilion at Firefighter Park.
Members of the Leitchfield City Council and the city’s Tourism Commission held a short ceremonial groundbreaking at the park, on Brandenburg Road, Monday afternoon, May 7.
The tourism commission is funding the $166,000 price tag for the project.
Public Works Director Darrell Harrell previously said the facility would include 1,600 square feet under roof, plus restrooms.
It will be offset from the two play areas in the park, angled so parents can sit in the pavilion and still be able to see their children in either areas.
Harrell has said architects have estimated the project’s cost at $166,000, but the city hopes to save on those costs by doing as much of the work as possible with city employees.
The city’s parks and recreation division will maintain the pavilion complex, or which at least the bathrooms will remain open year-round, he said.
Once construction starts, it is expected to be finished within three to four months.