Springfield's city council is approving a one-point-six-million-dollar bond to fund improvements to Riverfront Park.
Council members unanimously supported the measure at a special meeting on Monday. It allows for three-million-dollars to be spent on improvements to the downtown park on the east bank of the Connecticut River.
The passing of the bond was delayed after council members expressed concern last week about the condition of Springfield's other parks.
City officials hope to have the improvements finished by next September, when the new MGM casino opens.