Several changes are coming to Quincy’s riverfront. At Wednesday’s Quincy Park Board meeting, commissioners discussed upgrades at Quinsippi Island and All America Park.
The park board is looking to replace the wooden shelter at All America Park. It’s one of 23 shelter houses located within Quincy parks.
Commissioners say the shelter house at All America dates back to the late 70’s, early 80’s and needs to be replaced with a steel structure.
"Water got in there before so you had termite damage and all the birds and insects that like to kind of bore into the untreated material," said Rome Frericks, executive director of the Quincy Park District. "We use a polygon, steel structure with a steel roof and steel beams. Basically, it’s maintenance free for our staff."
Crews will demolish this shelter next month and there’s talk of gradually replacing the others over the next few years.
The project will go out for bids in December and the new shelter is expected to be complete next June.
Meanwhile, at nearby Quinsippi Island, crews will soon start milling and resurfacing the road directly west of the bridge.
"They’ll maintain one road, even though it’s a single lane bridge," said Frericks. "Once they get across there they’ll do the first 25 feet and then do one side at a time and they’ll get it done within a day."
The $22,000 project begins at the end of September.