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Riverside Park storage building being built

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ROCHELLE B. BIRKELO
May 7, 2012
What it is: Construction began April 30 on a new storage building at Riverside Park, 2200 Parkside Drive, Janesville.

The goal is to have the 36-by-32-foot masonry structure done by late June, said Mike Payne, City of Janesville engineering manager.


It will house park maintenance equipment, including mowers, trailers, a pickup truck and whatever else park crews use on a seasonal basis.


Materials and labor will total $98,500. Harmony Construction Management, Madison, is building the facility at the south end of the park near the existing public restrooms and open-air public pavilion, Payne said.


Although the building is a first for Riverside Park, Payne said the storage unit is the third one the park system has built in the last few years.


"It creates some efficiency from a production standpoint," he said.


The building and others like it save park employees trips to and from the city services building off Highway 51.


Similar storage buildings are at Palmer Park and Rockport Park, Payne said.


"The intent with the design of the building," he said, "was to try and pull in some of the details from the adjacent structures to fit the location of the park."



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