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Nov 1, 2012 8:31 AM by AP

Alexandria council adds funds for park project

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to add $200,000 to the renovation budget Frank O. Hunter Park.

The council passed an ordinance this week amending the 2012-13 capital budget for recreational park improvements. This move allows the park's improvement project to move forward.

Frank O. Hunter Park is one of the city's oldest parks. It is one of six parks included as part of a master plan improvement project.

The first phase of the park's expansion will include a football facility with a tailgating area, press and ticket box, concession stands and seating for nearly 700 people. In addition, there will be a practice field, as well as new basketball and tennis courts, a walking trail and an expanded parking lot.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com

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