ALTON — The city of Alton continues to make improvements at Gordon Moore Park in ongoing efforts to enhance residents’ quality of life.
Employees of the Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments on Friday demolished the existing gazebo at the Oriental Garden, making room for a new and improved one.
The garden’s planning and construction was initiated by Dr. Sadiq Mohyuddin and other local physicians and concerned citizens at the urging of the park’s namesake, Dr. Gordon F. Moore, in 1985.
Mohyuddin and the Oriental Garden members’ vision was to have a place for visitors to relax and experience the beauty of Oriental landscaping, bridges and peaceful waterfalls. In 1989, Mohyuddin’s vision came to fruition when the garden was dedicated.
“The gazebo has been there for 27 years,” Mayor Brant Walker said. “It is such a pleasure to have a new gazebo erected in its place as well as other updates such as repainting the bridges, restocking of the koi fish and the planting of more trees, which will continue to enhance that area of the park.”
The new gazebo will be constructed by late summer or early spring.