The pond at Capaha Park will be drained for the first time in a while this year. The pond will be drained because city officials are continuing to try to draw more tourists to the area. This time, officials hope to make the area more attractive to fishermen, pedestrians and visitors. The total cost of the project is $750,000 and the city’s Parks Recreation and Stormwater Tax. This was a grant that the city received from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Work is scheduled to start in the spring; depending on the weather.City officials said the investment will compliment a new restroom facility, splash pad and additions to Capaha Field. An important part of the construction will be a network of sidewalks that serve as a connection to the pond features around the park. Officials hope to complete the project within a year’s time.