By Alton Mitchell
The master plan for the New City Park to be built on 50 acres of land in LaFayette has been completed and the project’s first phase may be just months away from rising. A lot of hard work has gone into the project from planners to city officials and citizens. A group of citizens was recognized at Monday evenings LaFayette city council meeting for their hard work they have contributed to the project.
The advisory team for the city park was comprised of local citizens who volunteered their time and efforts to helping planners get through the planning phases of the city park development. The members of this team would go out and serve as liaisons between citizens and park planners and city officials. They would gather information pertaining to citizen interests in the park as well as build momentum for the park and get community involvement in activities for the planning of the park.
On Monday evening eight members who served on the advisory board came to LaFayette City Hall and were given certificates for their assistance in getting the park through the planning phases. Those recognized on Monday evening include; Ruby Carr, Charlene Story, Beal Todd, Terry Mangram, Patricia Davis, Tammie Williams, Johnnie Mae Sutton, and Barry Moody.
In addition to those who were present at the meeting four other members of the advisory team were not present at the meeting those individuals included; Tatiyana Smith, Dr. Donald Busby, Katie Hill, and Daryl C. Royal. Certificates were also provided for these hardworking members.
Officials hope to see some progress on the park begin to take shape shortly. These hopes are that some parts of the first phase of the park which includes playground equipment may be going up by this summer.