By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Recreational improvements continuing in Hoisington
Third location identified for bike-share program; ball field upgrade moving ahead
biz deh club 1 bike day pic
Club 1 Fitness in Great Bend is sponsoring a bike to the gym day Wednesday in honor of May being National Bike Month. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

HOISINGTON — During the city manager’s updates portion of the city council meeting last Monday, Jonathan Mitchell spoke about work happening at the city’s Bicentennial Park ball fields. Last year, the plan was approved to relocate parking to the east side of the park allowing extra space to enlarge ball fields and making it safer for pedestrians. Earlier this year, pedestrian bridges were installed over a ditch running through the park, and now staff is busy working on bleachers at the American Legion ball field, building a new concession stand and preparing for demolition of the old concession stand, rerouting utilities, and fencing. 

“There’s a lot of activity going on out there and it’s really exciting to see,” he said. “There’s been a lot of community members and organizations volunteering their time and energy. It’s going to be a great facility when it is all done.” 

At a Recreation Commission meeting the prior week, the bike share program was discussed. The commission indicated it is interested in benign a third site. 

“We’re going to move forward on purchasing bikes and locking systems knowing we will have a third site,” Mitchell said. “

The three sites where riders can pick up and drop off bikes will include the Hoisington Municipal Building between the city offices and the public library, the Hoisington Activity Center, and Bicentennial Park west of the Rodeway Inn hotel.