A pavilion, path and new landscaping will help beautify Hastings’ original cemetery next spring.
Fundraising has begun for the project at the three-acre Highland Park Cemetery at 12th Street and Burlington Avenue, just south of Hastings Museum.
Plans include construction of a pavilion in the center of the cemetery that will include benches, electricity, lighting and a water source. The pavilion will be handicap accessible.
The pavilion will be set off with new landscaping and an entrance patio, along with a path for easy access to the pavilion. The path will run from south of Hastings Museum to the pavilion.
Bob Foote Sr., head of the fundraising committee for the project, said the entire project is expected to cost around $85,000.