Capital Improvement Project: Maplewood Barn and Nifong Park Improvements

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011*
Project Number:


Project Budget: $405,861**
Funding Source: $200,000 – Park Sales Tax
$145,155 – Insurance Reimbursement
$60,000 – Donation 
$706 – PYA Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2012

** FY 2011 Mid-year appropriation from 2010 Park Sales Tax ballot, insurance reimbursement, PYA fund transfer, and donations.

Project Description: Re-construct Maplewood Barn (after it was destroyed by fire).

Project Manager: Toney Lowery, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7537, toney.lowery@como.govcreate new email

Council Items:

Interested Parties Meetings:

  • 08/31/2010 – A public meeting was held at 6:00pm at the Walter-Boone County Museum. Two options were presented: Option Aopens PDF file , Option Bopens PDF file .
  • 09/01/2010 to 09/27/2010 – A web survey was conducted to gather public input on the two options.
  • 04/14/2011 – A public planning meeting was held from 6-8pm at the ARC. Public was invited to drop in and view the proposed plan and offer their comments.

Project Notes: Council approved project June 6, 2011. Architect and engineering services (valued at $77,000) were donated to do the detailed construction plans. The Maplewood Barn Community Theater presented the City with a $60,000 donation check at the August 15, 2011 Council Meeting to help fund the project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 30, 2011 at the last Maplewood Barn Community Theater performance to be held at Nifong Park before the re-construction of the barn. (The theater group moved to Stephens Amphitheater to finish out the season.)

Project Status: The barn construction is completed. Dedication was held May 16, 2012.

Major Vendors

Purchase Order#
C Sircal Contracting Barn construction 120650 $331,920
C Specialized Mechanic HVAC installation 122073 $16,903
C S. P. E. Inc Earth work 112234 $16,135
M Selecturf Fescue sod 111797 $2,318


Maplewood Barn before it was destroyed by fire
Maplewood Barn Fire – April 5, 2010

Maplewood Barn Groundbreaking – July 30, 2011
(See Maplewood Barn Groundbreaking Programopens PDF file )
New Barn Dedication – May 16, 2012
(See New Barn Dedication Programopens PDF file )
Completed Maplewood Barn
(Opened for 1st Theater Performance on May 24, 2012)


Nifong Park

Capital Improvement Program