Parks and Recreation
Parsons City Park - Policies and Procedures
I. Operating Hours are from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Parsons Regional Community Park Project
A proposed Parsons Regional Community Park will be developed in phases on the former general aviation airport site, Scott-Gibson Field. This 61 +/- acre site will offer enough space for a wide variety of recreation activities. The proposed Phase I project will utilize 10 acres and will offer a variety of recreation activities to a wide range of users.
The park amenities included in the long range plan for the site include: baseball/softball complex for youth and adult age groups, children's playground areas, pavilions, a pedestrian walking trail, and regulation size soccer fields for youth and adult age groups.
The proposed Parsons Regional Community Park Phase I project, once completed, will provide a baseball/softball complex for organized youth sports activities. The park will also provide for a children's playground, and a family-size pavilion. These venues will serve to compliment and expand opportunities for increased participation in programs and activities planned in partnership with local schools, civic clubs, senior organizations, girl-scout and boy-scout service organizations, local, baseball/softball associations, as well as family and other social events.
Upon successful completion of the project, the City will be providing access for opportunities designed to increase recreation and exercise activities to assist all age groups in becoming healthier participants in the region. These activities will enhance the lives of citizens of Parsons as well as revitalize an abandoned airport site. By taking existing property and redeveloping it to become a total park experience for all ages and become a gathering place for the community, this park will benefit the entire area as well as visitors to the City of Parsons and Decatur County.
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