Folks from ACC, Koons Design, and the BNA met at Boulevard Park recently to do the penultimate inspection prior to the park being open again to the public. Only major item is to put in two benches (in progress), clean out some dead tree limbs, and a few minor fixes to playground and paths. No firm dates, but in general things should be wrapping up within about a month.
Other good news from Alex Bond at Athens-Clarke County is that there is now a mechanism in place for private contributions to fund water fountains in the county. Phase II will have a water connection for landscaping, which can be used to supply a water fountain in the future. Perhaps a water fountain (human + dog) could be part of the park's future, via private funds, once the dust settles on Phase II.