Blytheville parks in need of upgrade

Blytheville parks in need of upgrade

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Several Blytheville parks are in need of upgrades.

Blytheville Parks and Recreation Director Elroy Brown said Williams Park needs to be revamped.

The basketball court needs to be resurfaced and they need to make the park handicap accessible, he also said the playground equipment is out of date and there is no parking available at the pavilion.

“If they're coming to the park the way it is, just think about the turnout we'd get when it's updated,” said Brown.

He told Region 8 News it's important the city takes on this project this year.

“Our kids need to be able to play on safe playground equipment,” said Brown. “That's one of the things we're trying to do is make sure we get safe playground equipment.”

Brown also said the city is planning on resurfacing the parking lot at the Youth Sportsplex.

He has asked the finance committee to match a $50,000 grant available through Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

The grant application is due in August.

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