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J.D. Middle School and Hartke Park getting makeovers and switching places

Posted: 11:24 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 14:30:53-04

People in North Las Vegas may be happy to hear they are getting a new park and a new school.

North Las Vegas City Council approved an agreement with Clark County School District Wednesday night that will basically have J.D. Middle School and Hartke Park switch places.

"We want to be good partners and good participants with the Clark County School District," said Delen Goldberg, public information officer for the city of North Las Vegas.

The new J.D. Middle School will be built on the current park's land. CCSD hopes it will improve the learning environment for the students.

The new Hartke Park will be built on the school's land once the building is demolished. It will have all new playground equipment, a new splash pad, new fields, new courts, new turf, shade structures and more.

"I think that's good for the kids in the area which could actually have fun in a new playground and could come here in the summer just to have fun in the water," said former student and park goer Andrea Pioquinto.

Along with the new school and park, pedestrian safety will be improved outside by raising medians, raising curbs, redoing sidewalks, and installing traffic control devices.

Part of the deal is that CCSD is going to pay for the new park.

A timeline was not released for either project.