(WBIR) Knoxville is moving forward with plans to transform one of its biggest parks.
Tuesday night, the city council voted to approve a contract to demolish several buildings at Lakeshore Park in West Knoxville. NEO Corporation said it would do the work for $1.5 million.
The city is planning several improvements, including a universal playground, a pavilion for the farmers' market, and better access to the Tennessee River.
The state handed over control of the park to Knoxville last summer after the Lakeshore Mental Health Institute closed in 2012.