Our Opinion: City moves forward on park plans

Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2007

By Staff
A group of Brewton leaders began to form a vision several years ago for downtown.
Part of that vision is a step closer now that the city has received a $514,000 grant from the state to build a walking path from Burnt Corn Creek Park to O'Bannon Park.
The grant is just one piece of an extensive plan to renovate Burnt Corn Creek Park and Brewton City Park.
Those plans can improve our quality of life - and help attract new visitors and even businesses to our community.
The old adage is that quality of life will come with new businesses. But more and more, community leaders are finding that industry likes to locate where quality of life is strong.
Brewton already has a great quality of life - good schools, churches that work together, friendly neighbors and an array of unique shops.
But everything can be improved, whether it's new activities for families or a more beautiful downtown.
The park plans would add improve both of those aspects of our quality of life.
We're glad to see that city leaders stuck with their vision for downtown, and we look forward to what will happen once this latest grant is put into action.
But the park plans continue. An anonymous donor has agreed to renovate City Park, but corporate and indvidual donations are still welcome to help Burnt Corn Creek Park.
We have so much to be proud of in our community - and our future plans and the efforts to bring them to fruition are no exception.

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