Hahira Park Groundbreaking

Commissioners in Lowndes County broke ground on what some residents are calling the field of dreams.

The construction of the long awaited recreation facility for north Lowndes County is finally underway. Planning for the facility began almost 10 years ago and community members are excited to finally see construction begin.

Hubby Brooks, a parent, says, "Just having a place where you can take your family and they're safe and having those activities where its a family Atmosphere is gonna be great here in Hahira"

The first phase of the $4 million project is drawing extra attention from skate enthusiasts.

Richard "Dickey" Lee, Commissioner District 2, says,” The regional draw and community draw will be our skate park and it will be a state of the art facility that will rival anything that’s in Macon or Tallahassee and these other communities where kids are having to go now and do it or they're doing it on our sidewalks."

Phase one is going to include a walking track, a multi-purpose field, a ball field and of course let’s not forget the first skate park in south Georgia. Both kids and adults alike are excited about finally getting this state of the art playground in their own backyard.

In addition to local taxes, officials say it was the dedication and fundraising efforts of Hahira residents that made this dream a reality. Officials say residents can expect to see a lot of activity in the next 30 days. Phase one of the complex is slated for completion in early December of this year.