Daisy Park gets major overhaul

by | Feb 25, 2016 | Community News, News

Thanks to the work and resources of multiple people and groups, Daisy Park on Forsyth Street has received a major overhaul to make it a more active space for the neighborhood, visitors, and people needing a place to relax. Among the upgrades are a water feature, a brand-new basketball court, spruced-up green space, picnic tables, and a bench made from repurposed cement. Nearly a dozen organizations pitched in to make Daisy Park what it is today.

Click here for a MaconBibbTV video about the day those groups and people came together to turn on the water feature and celebrate this major project.

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The park not only serves the nearby neighborhood, but it is a draw for many people playing basketball, as is evidenced by the games played there nearly every day the weather allows. It is also a place of reflection and relaxation for families needing to spend time at Navicent Health, Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House, and the Jay’s Hope Foundation.

To view pictures from the community event celebrating
the completion of the improvements, click here.

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