A new municipal park that is currently under construction next to Hopewell Elementary School on West Hopewell Road in Upper Saucon Township was briefly discussed by township supervisors at their meeting Monday night, after supervisors voted on financial matters related to it.
Supervisor Stephen Wagner said that during a recent visit to the site, he saw some work that was concerning to him.
Specifically, Wagner said concrete curbing that’s been poured “doesn’t look that good.”
“It’s really rough,” he said, adding that “it also takes a strange dip.”
A representative for the township’s engineering firm said he would check with the contractor to ensure that the work is being properly completed.
Construction of Hopewell Park began in the spring and isn’t expected to be completed for more than a year.
“At this time the soccer and lacrosse fields are seeded, curbing is installed and we expect to begin constructing the roads and parking lots in the next two weeks,” Upper Saucon Township Communications Coordinator Patrick Leonard said in an email Wednesday. “The new park will be just about 70 acres and will include a lacrosse field, three (multi-purpose) soccer fields, a softball field, two volleyball courts, two basketball courts, a pickleball court, restrooms and three parking lots.”
“Future amenities will include an amphitheater, a dedicated Tot-Lot and a pavilion,” he added.
Leonard said the park is expected to open and be available for public use in early 2021.
He also shared several photos of the park’s fields being prepped for seeding as well as a rendering which depicts what the layout of the new park will look like upon completion.