Edmonson County Parks and Recreation News
by Greg Hudson
Over the past month there has been a flurry of work projects conducted at the Highway 70 and Chalybeate Springs sports complexes. The Highway 70 Park has had field tile installed on two of the ball-fields to help with water drainage that will allow games to be played more often after a rain. After the baseball / softball season we just had in the spring, it was an essential repair that had to be made. The park’s playground also received new border around the playground. The new border replaced the old landscaped timbers and makes the playground a safer environment. In addition, the bridges have had new foundation posts placed to stabilize them and will be stained and sealed before the winter. Some work has been performed on the creek by placing rip raft rock in the creek to prevent it from washing out the trail and playground area.
At the Chalybeate Springs Sports Complex, the tennis court nets have been repaired and are ready for play. One of the basketball goals has been replaced with a new backboard and another backboard will hopefully be repaired before winter. The volleyball courts have been reset facing north and south so the sun will not be a factor when games are being played. The remainder of the work will be completed by spring before the sports festivals begin to take place at the park in May 2016. New benches have also been installed in each of the dugouts on the ball-fields and required maintenance on the fields themselves will be completed in time for play next spring.
This work could not have taken place without the cooperation of the Judge Executives Office and Fiscal Court and the hard work of Parks and Recreation Director A.B. Webb.
New Boards are Elected
Recent elections were held to form a baseball/softball board to oversee to operation of the Babe Ruth Little League program and the Edmonson County Youth Basketball League. Each board is currently meeting in anticipation of their upcoming seasons. The basketball board is currently conducting registration that will run through October 24th. Registration forms were sent home with each child in grades 1 – 8 from the school where they are enrolled. If you did not receive a form you can pick one up at the parks and recreation office on the following Saturdays in October, 17th & 24th. The deadline for registration is October 24th. Parks & Recreation would like to thank each school for assisting us in the registration process.
October Happenings in the Parks
At the Highway 70 Park on October 17th, the Disabled American Veterans will be hosting a car show to raise funds for the Veterans Memorial, currently being built on the Court House lawn. For more information contact Marita Miller with DAV.
At the Chalybeate Springs Sports Complex on October 17th, the High School Girls Basketball Boosters Club will be hosting a 5K run / 1 Mile walk to raise funds to support the girl’s basketball team. For more information see their Facebook page: ECHS 5k Run and Walk Spook Fest
At the Highway 70 Park on October 17th, and 24th Little Basketball Registration forms are being accepted from 10:00am – 12:00 noon. You may also mail in Registration forms to the address on the registration form until the 24th of October.
At the Highway 70 Park on October 31st, Parks and Recreation will sponsor Halloween in Our Park from 4 – 7pm. This is a free event for the whole community. We are asking businesses, churches and other organizations to help us make this a great event for the children of our community. Please 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.
That covers it for now, thanks for supporting your local Parks and Rec. Together, we can do some great things! Make sure you visit our website at www.ecparksandrec.com