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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

New park coming to town

After a long pursuit, the search is over for park property south of Oregon Avenue


April 19, 2018

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Below is a rendering of the New Hope Baptist Church property. The area highlighted in green shows the general land in which a new City park will be designated - the area near South 2nd Street.

At this month's city council meeting, council gave the City an OK to purchase 41,000 square feet of land from New Hope Baptist Church at 597 S. Front St., with intentions to turn the western vacant area behind the church building along South 2nd Street into a park.

The New Hope congregation accepted the City's offer of $95,000 over the weekend. The City will now move forward with surveying and dividing the property, as well as getting a legal description prepared so that the City can actually purchase the land, City Administrator Michelle Amberg said.

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