A La Crosse parks project that started nine years ago should be complete soon.

Construction crews are working on the final phases of the Cameron Park market canopy.

The $400,000 project started in 2004, but funding issues kept it from being completed.

Recently, the Paul Hanifl Foundation came forward with funding and asked the city to finish the project.

It was originally started for the farmer's market that is held at the park. "It's really a community facility. It can be used for a variety of different programs and services throughout the year, but primarily we do have the nice market down here which is a good plus for this area and the farmers in this area can sell their produce and their goods and services here," said Parks and Rec Director Steve Carolyn.

The project should be finished May 1st. The Hanifl family is planning a grand opening soon after that date.