Lights now up at park
Published 10:25 pm Saturday, June 1, 2013
Frequent walkers and visitors to Brewton’s Burnt Corn Creek Park may have noticed some extra visitors in the park recently as workers were in the area putting up lights along the park’s walking paths.
“This particular project will allow us to offer the park for citizens and visitors to our area year-round as a safe place to walk and hold events,” said Connie Baggett, Brewton director of programs management.
“This project includes tree-based lighting to avoid placing poles in the floodway where structures are prohibited. The first phase of this project will include lighting in the forested areas of the trail near the creek.”
Baggett said funding for the light project in Burnt Corn Creek Park will be taken care of by grants and other funding.
“The first phase of the project will be paid largely by a $20,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Public Health,” she said.
“We will continue the overall project as funding sources become available.”
The city has applied for more than $400,000 funding for park development from the Deepwater Horizon Promotions Fund and should hear back from that application by the end of this month. Roughly $150,000 of that application is earmarked for lighting in the park.”