CiCo Park Improvements
In November 2017, Manhattan voters pass a quarter-cent Recreation and Trails Sales Tax. This tax will provide funding to enhance the sports fields, tennis courts, and related facilities at CiCo Park. The improvements at CiCo Park will include:
- Renovate existing ballfields to include synthetic turf infields that will allow for multi-purpose uses, including soccer, flag football, lacrosse, baseball, softball, etc.
- Remove and replace restrooms, concessions, seating, dugouts, infields, and outfields
- Remove existing tennis courts and replace with the 12-court layout
- Additional paved parking for ballfields and tennis courts
- Loop trail system around the park and improve pedestrian-bicycle connections to existing facilities
In August 2023, the City Commission selected the design-build team of BHS Construction and Bruce McMillan Architects to assist the City with further development of these plans.
Key milestones for the project include:
- Summer 2023: Select design-build team
- Fall 2023-2024: Public input, design development, construction documents
- 2025: Construction
- 2026: Anticipated grand opening
Public Input Opportunities
The City has created the CiCo Park Improvements Advisory Committee to help guide decisions during the initial design phases of the project. Visit this webpage to learn more about the committee, see a list of committee members, and stay up-to-date on the committee meetings.
Check back soon for more information and opportunities to provide input!
- August 28, 2023: Project overview presentation to Intergovernmental Meeting
- August 15, 2023: City Commission memo (Authorize Phase 1 Design/Build Contract)
- June 5, 2023: RFP overview presentation to Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
- December 5, 2022: Project overview presentation to joint City-County Park Board
- April 11, 2017: Facility Feasibility Study (pages 37-51 address CiCo Park)
Design concepts for renovations were developed in 2017. These concepts (pictured scrolling below) will serve as a starting point for the design-build team, and will be evaluated and potentially refined as the design process unfolds.