Benefit Zone 13 - East Franklin, benefits from 16 parks totaling 107 acres. It has the second-most parks and park acres in the CSD Park System. East Franklin is almost built out, with plans remaining for a community center at Morse Park.
The East Franklin Benefit Zone includes 7 local parks, 8 neighborhood parks, and 1 community park. Bartholomew Sports Park is located in East Franklin, but is considered a District Wide facility, and is accounted for in the District Wide Benefit Zone. There are 51 acres of streetscapes and trails. Many parks in this benefit zone are linked by either off-street trails or on-street bike lanes.
Listed below are the 2020-2021 fiscal year projects staff anticipate completing. Projects are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen budgetary changes.
Softball/baseball infields at Backer, Jungkeit, Morse and Stephenson Parks will be graded and leveled prior to the start of the spring season.
Three multipurpose fields will go offline for renovation.
Landscape bark will be applied to planter beds in areas where needed.
PebbleFlex playground surface repairs will be completed at Buscher Park.
One shade sail will be replaced if necessary.
The poured in place (PIP) playground surfaces at Backer, Johnston, Kramer, Luttig, Morse and Schauer Parks will be resealed.
Playground Engineered Wood Fiber will be added to parks where needed to maintain a safe depth.
Capital Improvement Projects
The Morse Park Community Center project will be managed by the Park Planning Division, resulting in the addition of a new recreation center to the existing Morse Community Park.