Millbrook parks get more than $200,000 in upgrades

Millbrook parks get more than $200,000 in upgrades
Millbrook spent about $40,000 to build new restrooms near the pavilion at Minnie Massey Park. The pavilion is a draw for birthday parties and community gatherings. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MILLBROOK, Ala. (WSFA) - The city of Millbrook has been making major upgrades to its parks over the last year.

The Kids Kingdom Playground just received close to $200,000 worth of upgrades - it’s just one of many improvement projects at the city’s parks.

Milbrook boasts six parks. They feature picnic pavilions, athletic fields and walking trails.

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The city also just spent around $40,000 to repave the walking trail at Mill Creek park.

“That walking trail was in bad, bad shape,” said Parks and Recreation Director Scott Davis.

Davis said the city shelled out another $40,000 to build new restrooms near the pavilion at Minnie Massey Park.

The pavilion is a draw for birthday parties and community gatherings. The center feature of the pavilion is an old chimney.

“The chimney was a part of a house, and the mayor decided he wanted to keep the chimney and kind of incorporate that into the building of this park. And we built the pavilion around it," Davis said.

It's just one of the many moves the city is making to improve its parks for residents and visitors of Millbrook.

Davis says he has a wish list of items he’d like to add to the city’s parks, including a splash pad and a dog park.

But, nothing's set in stone yet.

Millbrook’s parks also play a big part in sports tourism. The city hosts several baseball and softball tournaments at its athletic fields.

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