Plantersville park improvements

Reported by: Wayne Hereford
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Updated: 6/16/2013 9:54 pm
TUPELO,Miss(WTVA)--The Grant Wuichert Park in Plantersville has been home to a variety of activities over the years.

The most notable of those activities has been baseball and softball.

On this particular afternoon a little league baseball team known as the North Mississippians Indians are practicing for an upcoming tournament.

According to their coach,the park has been an ideal location this summer to practice.

However, it could use some work.

"It would really benefit our kids to have a better park to have a better system to come practice.It would probably entertain more kids to come out here and practice also."said Daniel Dabbs,a little league coach Daniel Dabbs. 

Kids play basketball here too.

In fact city leaders say its an ideal spot.

"It has a lot of potential. A lot of shade trees a lot of area."said Plantersville Alderwoman,Renee Morris.

Town leaders say there's plenty of acreage back here to do just about anything they would want to do.

The only problem is drainage.

A problem, that they say created by the railroad nearby when it was repaired .

"By having the drainage problem people can't walk.The sofball teams, the t-ball, they can't play on the fields because the fields are wet."said Morris.

That's why leaders are about to apply for two State grants totaling around 200-thousand dollars.

"One is strictly for the improvements in the park and and then the other is for some equipment. Some new playground equipment and to help with the different things to do in the park."Morris continued.

That's good news,even to those who live near the park like Randell Watson.

The city gave him the material to build a fence so that park traffice would not disturb him.

"Man yeah. Its really nice. Now people have started coming back out here."said Watson." There used to be no one coming out here."he continued.

Renee Morris says the City hopes to have the grant money in place soon and to begin work on the park within the next six months.
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