• New White Oak Street Park is open
By Linda Green

The need for another park in McDuffie County has been shored up by the crowds of people flocking to the new facility at White Oak Road and Ellington Avenue in the evenings and on the weekend.
Bob Howard, director of the county’s Recreation & Leisure Services Department, informed the county commission on May 20 of his satisfaction at the new park’s increasing usage as he requested the commission to accept a $13,800 bid from Whatley Fencing and Construction, of Dearing, to fence in the park.
The White Oak Street Park is one of five under the auspices of the recreation department.
The two-and-a-half acre park was purchased with SPLOST V funds and was developed with SPLOST V and the Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant that was received by McDuffie County in 2013. The grant is a 50/50 matching grant.
Howard said the park was created out of necessity because the White Oak Road and Ellington Avenue areas area did not have a neighborhood park, as did other areas across the count. While Pitts Street Park is in the south central area, Sweetwater in the south, Vonteego Cummings in the northwest and Eubanks Park in Dearing, nothing existed in the northeast area, he noted.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 29, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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