Permanent lights will be installed at Diekroeger Park in Wright City. Poles for the new equipment were installed for free by Ameren Missouri.
New permanent lights are being installed at Diekroeger Park in Wright City.
Currently, the city has to rent temporary lighting for events at the park.
“And it’s increasingly expensive to do that,” Wright City Parks Director Stuart Bruning said.
Ameren installed new light poles for free to give the city a place to put its new lighting.
“They were very generous, giving us a coup of nice poles,” Wright City Director of City Services Mark Strutman said.
“They also offered to put them in because they had the proper equipment and had done it many, many times. You know we would have been out there with a backhoe and a skid steer trying to set telephone poles.”
Bruning said the next step is to add the electrical boxes for the lighting.
And once the new lights are installed, Bruning said it will be much more convenient for the city to have events at the park, and for those events to last longer into the evening.
“It just makes it friendlier for events that we want to have in the future at the park,” Bruning said.
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