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The City of Lubbock is considering building a new park in Downtown Lubbock. If constructed, the original plans call for the park to be located where the Lubbock Power and Light building currently stands. It will cost at least 1 million dollars to tear down the Lubbock Power and Light Building.

Previous reports put the cost of the park in Downtown between 5 and 7 million dollars.

With that said, the City of Lubbock is looking for input from citizens on what the park should look like. It's basically your chance at creating the perfect park for Downtown Lubbock, which is what the City of Lubbock is basically doing.

According to a tweet sent out from the City of Lubbock, they are wanting this civic park to be a "vibrant" civic park and a "living-room" for all of those in Lubbock. But what all does that mean?

According to a previous report from KAMC, there are some must have items for the new Downtown Civic Park.

The property is 1.84 acres. The design must include a 2,000 – 3,000 square foot park pavilion building, city records said. The pavilion will include restrooms, café or warming kitchen but not indoor gathering space for the public.

“The structure should also support a wide variety of performances with A/V, lighting and event power,” public records said. “An estimated cost for this structure will be determined via the schematic design phase.”

But that's not all. The City of Lubbock wants an interactive water feature, trees, and of course they want it well-lit as well.

But what else should it include? Splashpads? Spots for food trucks to set up? Should there be an area for sports? Beginning Wednesday, March 10th, you will be able to have your say in a possible new park for Downtown Lubbock.

Be on the lookout for the survey on the City of Lubbock's social media accounts.

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