On Monday night, Waterloo city council approved the completion of Phase 1 of the park circuit in Waterloo Park.
The measure will come with a $2.6-million cost, with construction expected to kick off next month and be completed by the end of 2023.
That price tag comes with a wide number of new amenities and upgrades in Waterloo Park, according to Kelly Harrington, a landscape technologist with the city.
Among the new features will be a pedestrian bridge over Laurel Creek as well as an upgrade to the Bauer Lot, which will include a new basketball court as well as a multi-use area.
In addition, Harrington says there will be a trail connection from the ION crossing to the diamond lot as well as a new pedestrian entry from Father David Bauer Drive as well as additional lighting for all of the new elements.