MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The City of Montgomery has closed Overlook Park for construction.
As part of the redevelopment of Maxwell Boulevard, the park will undergo a series of improvements. The upgrades include putting a new roof on the pavilion, adding a staircase down to the Down Town Farm and connecting it to the Riverwalk. A new fence has already been installed.
The parking lot is currently being removed and will be replaced with green space. Plans call for Maxwell Boulevard to be converted to two lanes of traffic on the east side of the interstate with parking available on both sides of the street.
The city hopes to have the scenic park, with its unobstructed view of the Alabama River, open again within six to nine months. The project will be funded from the sales of property on Maxwell Boulevard. Grant money may also be available to help pay for park improvements.