MERRILL - Many people know the Merrill as the City of Parks. One of the city's oldest parks will see some big changes before the summer's over.
Stange Park is currently in the middle of a $350,000 renovation project.
The biggest change will be a new shelter where the old city pool was.
The building will have bathrooms, a kitchen, and an over-hang with picnic tables.
People will be able to reserve the shelter once it's finished.
"We're reimagining Stange Park. It is one of our most beautiful parks, centrally located, very popular. We want to re-beautify this area," said Merrill Parks and Recreation Director Dan Wendorf.
The basketball courts and parking lot will also be redone.
Lights will be added along the trail, and the tennis courts will be replaced with a green space.
"We're trying to continue our brand of City of Parks. We want to attract visitors to our community and we want our citizens to be proud of our parks," said Wendorf.
Everything should be finished by the end of July or early August.
Wendorf asks people to stay away from the construction site until the project is completed.