Plans moving forward for Westmoreland Park in Danville

DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - Danville city council is moving forward with plans to help residents turn a popular community gathering spot into a park.

At Tuesday night's council meeting, a first reading will be held for a $25,000 grant appropriation to develop a master plan for the area behind the old Westmoreland Elementary School.

The grant is a "Make More Happen" grant from the Danvilel Regional Foundation.

The grant was applied for by the residents of the Westmoreland Neighborhood Association and the city is acting as the fiscal agent for the grant.

According to city leaders, the area needs a lot of updates.

Deputy City Manager Earl Reynolds says residents and city leaders have already started discussing possible design ideas.

"We've heard some people talking about maybe having a pavilion for the older people, a more dynamic area where folks can have, families can have, cookouts," Reynolds explained.

The neighborhood association is scheduled to meet April 23rd with the consultant who will be creating the master plan.

Reynolds says funding for the implementation of the plan will be discussed once the master plan has been completed.

The paln is expected to be complete by the end of August.