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ADA Splash Park in City Park

Construction to Begin on ADA Splash Park

The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce that Hunt Valley Contractors has been given a

notice to proceed to construct a new 10,000 sq. ft. handicap accessible splash park at the City

Park Pool.  Construction is slated to begin in September with a project completion date of May

2019.  The new facility will replace an underutilized basketball court next to the pool and

significantly enhance the amount of social and play offerings available at the City Park Pool.

To mark the occasion, this City will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 4

at 3 p.m. at the City Park Pool.  Officials will also be announcing planned improvements for the

pool area.  Light refreshments will be available immediately following remarks and local

residents are encouraged to attend.

To ensure the new facility appeals to a variety of users, three different play zones will be

constructed.  They include a Tot Zone, Family Zone and Dynamic Zone.  The Tot Zone will have

several low to the ground, but colorful water features that create soft water formations.  This

zone will be located in the northwest corner of the splash pad.  The next largest zone is

the Family Zone.  The family zone is suitable for all age groups, including those adults still young at

heart.  Water features will include two palm trees, water way and an AquaGather Station.  The

AquaGather Station is particularly unique in that it will allows users of all abilities to have

complete control over the water flow—where it goes and how fast or slow it flows.  The main

attraction, will be a new, ultra-modern playground in the Dynamic Zone called the HydroHub2.

The HydroHub2 combines raised platforms with interactive experiences to deliver a unique

water play experience. Linked by a bridge and tunnel, kids can navigate the structure while

dodging or being doused with overhead water effects. Equally fun will be two nearby towering

water features, one of which is called the FlashFlood.  The FlashFlood is a 17-foot tall structure

that unleashes a torrent of water on people gathered below.

Hunt Valley is a family owned and operated business located in Owing Mills, Maryland.  The

company employs 49 people and has a general contractor’s license in West Virginia.  Hunt

Valley has more than 37 years of construction experience and 10 years of experience installing

Landscape Structures equipment across Maryland, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia, and is proud

to bring the City’s new splash park to fruition.

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Memorial Bridge Inspection – Aug 27th -30th

There will Bridge Inspections conducted on the Memorial Bridge between Aug 27th – 30th:

Memorial Bridge Inspection Schedule

 

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Street Repair – Starting 08-23-18

The following City streets are scheduled for paving:

Paving Schedule

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Employment Opportunity – Substitute School Crossing Guard

The City of Parkersburg is currently hiring for the position of Substitute School Crossing Guard.

Job Description: Sub_School_Crossing_Guard

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Street Repair – Starting 08-13-18

The City of Parkersburg will begin a Street Paving Project on 08-13-18.  Here is a list of the areas of repair:

8.9.18 Paving Press Release

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Attention First-Time Homebuyers!

The City of Parkersburg, on behalf of the Wood County HOME Consortium administers the Single-Family Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP).

The Program assists households that are interested in purchasing a home in Wood County by reducing and delaying mortgage costs. Instead of financing the total cost of a home through a conventional bank for 30 years, the Consortium defers a portion of the debt until the lender is paid back in full or in 20 years, whichever comes first. After the first loan is paid back, the Consortium’s loan is due and must be repaid in 10 years.

The SHOP Program will provide up to $25,000 as a second mortgage on a house up to a maximum loan term of ten (10) years at a 3% rate of interest.

Basic Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Be a “first time” homebuyer [must not have previously owned a home in the last three (3) years].
  • The must be located within the corporate limits of Wood County, WV.
  • Meet the income requirements based on family size [per HUD Section 8 Income Guidelines].

 

For more information about the SHOP and other Housing Programs check out our website here.

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Down Payment Assistance Program

Looking to own your own home, but struggling to afford a downpayment?

Because buying your first home can be expensive, the Down Payment Assistance Program was established to help eligible first-time home buyers offset some of the upfront costs associated with home ownership.

The City of Parkersburg Development Department can help determine if you are eligible for this program. Some first-time home buyers may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. The loan will be forgiven if the applicant lives in the home for at least five years.

Under the HOME Program’s regulations applicants must be considered low-and-moderate income,  as defined under HUD’s Section 8 Income Guidelines. For example, a one person household’s annual income must be at or below $30,000 annually. A household of four must earn at or below $42,800 annually in order to income qualify. Applicants must be first-time home buyers.

Funding for the Down Payment Assistance Program is made possible by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME).

If you have any questions about the program, please  contact the City of Parkersburg Development Department:

One Government Square

P.O. Box 1627

Parkersburg WV 26102

Phone (304) 424-8595

Fax (304) 424-8464

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Clean-Up at Friendship Park!

In just a few hours time, 20 volunteers helped collect approximately 30 bags of debris. Volunteers weeded flower beds, trimmed shrubs and helped demonstrate every neighborhood is appreciated.

A big thank you to all that volunteered, including several members of Lifebridge Americorps and to the Wood County Solid Waste Authority for the use of supplies.

 

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Employment Opportunity – Assistant City Engineer

The City of Parkersburg is currently hiring for the position of Assistant City Engineer.

Job Description:  Asst_City_Engineer

Applications available at http://www.ParkersburgCity.com

Send applications & resumes to: Personnel Director
City of Parkersburg
PO Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102

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Southwood Park Pool OPENS AT 2 P.M. Today 6/26/18

Due to a mechanical issue, the pool at Southwood Park will not open until 2 p.m. today, June 26th, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

 

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