The City of Dayton announces the newest investment of Dayton Recovery Plan funds following the Nov. 16 City Commission approval of a $500,000-plus contract for improvements at historic Triangle Park.
A $577,118 contract for installation of new infrastructure and amenities as well as demolition of obsolete facilities at the 61.5-acre park was awarded to Double Jay Construction, LLC. The Triangle Park upgrades consist of:
- Installation of two new park shelters;
- Removal of nine obsolete shelters and one restroom building;
- Installation of new modular restrooms;
- Installation of fitness equipment, picnic tables and pathways.
The project is scheduled for completion in July of 2023. The City of Dayton Department of Public Works will oversee the contract, which has a minority business enterprise participation rate of 25.19 percent.
The planned enhancements continue the ongoing improvement of Triangle Park in north Dayton, one of the largest City of Dayton-owned parks. In 2015, the historic Howell Field baseball facility was rededicated following renovations supported by the Cincinnati Reds (Howell Field has been home to many of Dayton’s finest college, high school and amateur baseball for more than 55 years). In July of 2022, an all-new, four-acre dog park was opened for use at Triangle Park. The park was also the site of the first-ever NFL game, played by the Dayton Triangles and the Columbus Panhandles in 1920.
About the Dayton Recovery Plan
The Dayton Recovery Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the infrastructure, economic and equity issues that exist in the city by using a data-driven approach to analyze socio-economic, health, and demographic data to make informed funding decisions. These investments directly impact minority communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and long-standing economic and social inequities in Dayton. The Dayton Recovery Plan is our city’s innovative plan to utilize our $138 million share of the American Rescue Plan Act funds, the largest grant in Dayton’s history. The Triangle Park project is another piece of the Dayton Recovery Plan’s $55 million Improving Our Neighborhoods component. For a plan overview, go to daytonohio.gov/drp.