Edmonson County Parks and Recreation News
By Greg Hudson
Happenings in our Parks
At the Highway 70 Sports Complex on October 31st, Parks and Recreation will sponsor Halloween in Our Park from 4 – 7pm. Here are a few of the things that we are planning for the event; Bounce Houses, Pictures, Grilled Hot Dogs (free, all thanks to Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church), a costume contest, coloring contest, as well as trick-or-treating.
We are asking community members, businesses, churches and other organizations to come support the community by simply setting up a booth and handing out candy (please be at the park by 3:30pm). Contact Greg Hudson at 270-991-3578 or Rhonda Clemmons at the Chamber of Commerce /Tourism office to sign up for a space to hand out candy. In case of inclement weather the Halloween in Our Park event will be moved to the Community Center on the square in Brownsville.
Just a reminder, this is a free event. Just come out and enjoy what our park has to offer.
Parks and Recreation and the Edmonson County Youth Basketball League have extended the deadline for registration for youth basketball until October 31st. This will be the last opportunity to sign up so mail in your registration forms to the address on the form (must be postmarked by October 31st ) or drop it off at the Parks and Recreation office on October 31st between 10:00am and 12:00 noon.
A Glimpse into the Future of Parks and Recreation in Edmonson County
We have plans to expand our programming but need your help to ensure that we offer programs that meet the needs of our community and that are feasible for us to do so. Our first step in this process will be to create a needs assessment survey that will assist us in planning and providing the programs that you want and that we can afford to provide. The survey will simply ask questions such as, would you attend concerts in the park, if we had 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, volleyball tournaments would you participate etc. We will publicize this more as we get the survey developed. Our target date for the survey to be ready is January or February 2016.
That covers it for now, thanks for supporting your local Parks and Recreation Department. Together we can do some great things! Make sure you visit our website at www.ecparksandrec.com.