By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder
After developing in a mostly haphazard fashion for almost 30 years, there’s now a proposal for master planning Heritage Park for a more rewarding experience.
The three baseball fields will remain, but visitors will also be attracted to a new 1.4-acre lake. Big lawns on both the east and west sides of the park may accommodate a variety of recreation and relaxation in the park at the end of North Main Street.
A diagonal path will bisect the park, making different sections more accessible and creating space for food trucks, farmer markets and art fairs. Citizens surveyed said they wanted more walking paths, lighting, shade and better restrooms, and the design is responsive to those requests, Florence Community Services Director Bryan Hughes said.