Sulphur officials say new park should be open by March

By By Natalie Stewart / American Press

The final touches on The Grove in Sulphur are expected to be complete by middle to late March, four months behind schedule.

Norman Farr, Sulphur Parks and Recreation director, said the park was expected to be done by Dec. 1, but the weather caused

several delays.

The Grove — the seventh park under SPAR’s domain — is being planned and erected through a partnership with the city and the

district.

The $1.2 million project is being funded by SPAR reserve money, with the city responsible for providing restrooms and parking.

Farr said the park — which includes fountains, gazebos, walking paths and Wi-Fi — has a few “final touches” that need to be

made before it’s complete.

“There is landscaping left to do, and

that is expected to start next week as soon as the rain has passed,” he

said. “There’s

some brickwork left to finish up and then put some final touches

on the sidewalk along Huntington Street. There isn’t really

that much left to do.”