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Willis Park gate reopens in Avondale as renovations wrap up

Avondale Estates

Willis Park gate reopens in Avondale as renovations wrap up

Willis Park in Avondale Estates. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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Willis Park in Avondale Estates. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Willis Park in Avondale Estates. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The gate on Willis Park in Avondale Estates has reopened and the renovations to the park aren’t far off from being finished.

An email from the city says the Willis Park gate reopened on March 4, allowing for foot traffic to and from the Museum School. The gate has been closed since Jan. 8Renovations on Willis Park began last fall.

Willis Park, named after town founder George Francis Willis, is located off of Dartmouth Avenue and across from the Museum School on Forrest Boulevard. After renovations, the park will have a new entrance, pavilion, and new playground equipment.

City Manager Clai Brown said the renovations are “about 87 percent completed.”

“Landscaping and clean-up is left and any punch list items,” Brown said. “It is hopeful (depending on weather) the park will be ready to go by end of March.”

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