Village leaders in Bethalto have a number of park projects in the works as the calendar flips to 2014. The Village is still waiting for word regarding a grant application that could bring a multi-use trail to the Village and work on the second phase of the sports complex is well underway according to Mayor Alan Winslow.

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Winslow says that making improvements can help the village grow its population and also bring more revenue to the Village through local sports tournaments. The expansion of the sports complex will add four multi-use baseball diamonds, two little league diamonds, a football field, a soccer field, and make other improvements to the existing sports complex.

 He also says that Village leaders have discussed forming a Park and Recreation Department in Bethalto for a number of years but that it’s too early to assume that will happen in 2014.

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