Have you heard the exciting news? Once again, the City of Progress lives up to its name as shown by the recentgroundbreaking kicking off the Peavy Park redevelopment project!
In the news
The approximately $4.5 million project includes the existing 23-acre Peavy Park as well as an adjacent 25-acres donated to the city by the college and the Alabama Community College System.
Residents may have noticed work beginning on the new tract of land near the corner of George C. Wallace Drive and Bellwood Road. This area will be the focus of phase one.
What is now a grassy area will eventually be three multi-purpose fields primarily meant for kickball, soccer and football.
Other additions consist of a disc golf course, sand volleyball court, walking and biking trails, a concession stand and parking.
Next, construction and renovations will begin on the existing Peavy Park grounds. This involves improving parking on the southeast side of Bellwood Road, for starters.
Other Peavy Park redevelopment projects for phase two include another concession stand, more parking, extended walking and biking trails and four more multi-purpose sports fields.
According to recent reports, the project is expected to be completed within 18 to 24 months.
More about Peavy Park
This local park currently has a pavilion, restrooms, a playground and sports fields. It is named after the late longtime Enterprise coach and school administrator Alfred Peavy.
He coached both football and basketball during his career at the now closed Enterprise Junior High before becoming the assistant principal and assistant basketball coach at the high school.
During his tenure, he impacted the lives of many students and student athletes as well as the community at large. An article celebrating Peavy and his legacy summed it up best when they shared Peavy’s lifelong motto: “If I can help somebody along the way, then my living shall not be in vain.”
Did you know Peavy Park is located about five miles away from Summer Court Townhomes? That means you can enjoy the new grounds and extended waling and biking trails and more after about a 12-minute drive from your apartment. For more community news and local spotlights, keep reading our blogs!