The major changes at Hamilton's American Legion Park continue, with Phase Two of its reconstruction scheduled for the next couple of months.

Hamilton's Mayor Jerry Steele signed the paperwork to spend about $103,000 to finish the proposed changes to the town's major downtown park. The plans were developed over two years, with local committees and the public working with an architectural firm from Bozeman.

The park will be closed from April 1 to the middle of June, which has caused the Hamilton Farmers Market to adjust their booths onto South 3rd Street, instead of the 2nd Street next to the park.

The work will include:

  • A Splash Deck for the kids
  • Renovated restrooms
  • Amphitheater-type seating and performance area improvements
  • Walkway to City Hall across 2nd Street
  • Pedestrian-friendly intersection upgrades
  • New park sign
  • Last week, the Hamilton City Council authorized the Mayor to sign a contract with Sirius Construction for the work at the park.