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State of Columbia Parks and Recreation given

By Mayor Pamela Hoots

The City gave an update on the Parks and Recreation Department works over the past year as the new fiscal year begins.

We have signed the Memorandum Agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky on the Land and Water Conservation grant. This grant is for a splash pad at the city park on Fairgrounds Street. The grant is for $113,900.00. It is matching at 50%, which does include some in-kind in that amount.

We have signed the agreement with Lindsey Wilson College for additional usage around the track at the city park at the Fairgrounds. We plan on a walking trail. Thanks to LWC for working with us on this project.

We have done additional field toppings, gravel and road work, electrical work, at the Little League Park.

They had one restroom at the Little League Park had not been able to be utilized for around ten years. Now in working order; and, new fixtures.

Our 2nd annual Drive-Through Christmas was a success last year. This has been a great event for our community.

The committee for the new park (Burkesville Street) has completed Phase I of the project. Phase II being bid. We received a grant from ARC Flex Funding for $4,375.00. Grant amount was $3,500.00 and in-kind match was $875.00. (This was for a preliminary design for the new park).

We renamed the roadside park, "Columbia Veterans Memorial Park," in honor of all veterans in our community.

The restroom facilities at the roadside park and city park are renovated and have new fixtures.

Tables and benches being redone at roadside park.

City park pavilion being painted and cleaned.

New playground equipment installed at the city park. New basketball courts and volleyball court.

Inside pavilion painted, cleaned, and new refrigerator.

Curbing painted.

New fencing and staining at city park.

Filters replaced periodically at Trabue Russell House.

Painting at Trabue Russell House.

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