Food truck park opening in April Published March 6, 2023 By Airman 1st Class Felicia Przydzial 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron is set to open a food truck park for Team McConnell in April 2023. The food truck park is replacing the Burger King that used to stand by the Base Exchange and across the street from the credit union. It will provide members of McConnell with different options for meals. The new lot will have a covered seating under a pavilion and turf, and electric vehicle charging stations. Contractors install turf grass in the new Food Truck Park Feb. 10, 2023, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The new Food Truck Park will have a gazebo for seating, turf grass for kids to play on and chargers for people that own an electric vehicle. The Food Truck Park will offer Team McConnell an alternate to off base food options. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brenden Beezley) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res “The demolition of the Burger King in April of 2022 was the true kick-off of the project,” said Maj. Paul Weskalnies, 22nd CES operations flight commander. “The construction project started last June with the award of the contract to widen the drive through lane, build curbs, sidewalks and install artificial turf. The project is currently all but complete. There are just a few minor details such as closing out the contract and tidying up a few bits and pieces around the area.” Members of the 22nd CES have been working the project for the past year securing funding of $112,000 and are almost ready to unveil the new food truck park to the base. The power production team installed solar panels on top of the pavilion putting in 191 hours’ worth of work with $6,000 in materials. Staff Sgt. Daniel Doane, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron power production craftsman, and Senior Airman Hunter Evans, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron power production journeyman, install a solar panel on top of the gazebo in the Food Truck Park Feb. 2, 2023 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The 22nd CES has been working on a new Food Truck Park with plans to officially open in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Felicia Przydzial) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res “The Power Production Team is extremely proud to have contributed to the eventual overall success of the food truck park,” said Mr. Gage Goble, 22nd CES power systems support mechanic. Along with the food truck park, the team has also been working and coordinating other projects around the base. These include a training area dedicated to Agile Combat Employment training and an 18-hole disc golf course near Dorm 350 and Family Camp. The squadron is also looking at replacing the playground by the base pool and building a dorm activity center that will also serve as a storm and tornado shelter for residents.