BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce that the repairs and improvements to the basketball court at Cantwell Park located at N Sunshine and Mockingbird Ln. are now complete.
Repairs included the installation of a new retaining wall, basketball goals, fencing, LED lighting, resurfacing the basketball court and a new picnic table area for spectators.
As a part of the 2022 capital budget, $80,000 was allocated for the project’s completion. However, like most construction related projects, the Parks Department was faced with significant challenges related to the rising costs of project materials due to inflation. To stay within budget, the Department took on a lot of the work internally. With these efforts, the project ended up costing $53,000, coming under budget by $27,000.
“The improvements to Cantwell Park look great. I am thankful to our employees who stepped up to help us save taxpayer money on this project,” said Branson Parks & Recreation Director, Cindy Shook. “We are excited about focusing on improving other neighborhood parks as well and plan to tackle a couple more next year,” Shook said.
The City of Branson has 16 parks and nearly 300 acres for residents and visitors to enjoy. These parks offer a wide variety of amenities and range from small neighborhood parks to large wilderness areas. A complete list of the parks and their features can be found in the Parks section of BransonParksandRecreation.com.