A groundbreaking for improvements at Wells Park in Henderson will take place Thursday afternoon.
The park improvements are the result of several public feedback opportunities where residents shared their preference that their existing park be modernized and receive additional amenities instead of adding a new park. The $1.8 million improvement project to the 10-acre neighborhood park is moving forward through funding from the City of Henderson's Redevelopment Agency.
In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, students from neighboring Edna F. Hinman Elementary School will make a brief presentation about the history of the area and will sing a couple of songs.
The new Wells Park will have a more urban design style that provides creative ways to play with features such as a life-size chess board.