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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rob Boyd

Plans for official BMX track off course

The BMX track built through a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant at FNC Park will probably remain a place for kids to ride their bicycles downa few dirt hills after a state Attorney General’s opinion blocked efforts to make the track an official BMX-sanctioned race track. (August 6, 2013, Page 2)

OPC asks to add staff person

More budget hearing continued this week with the Oxford Park Commission and several other recreational departments presenting their budgets to the Board of Aldermen for review. OPC Director Rob Boyd is requesting another full-time staff person to help manage the growing OPC. (August 2, 2013, Page 2A)

Treasured memories from Hank Aaron Tri-Plex

Change is part of life and progress is positive. But that still doesn’t mean that there aren’t bittersweet feelings when buildings and fields and such are leveled for new facilities. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing work at the Hank Aaron Tri-Plex making way for new tennis courts, writes about memories of days and nights at the ballparks there. (July 31, 2013, Page 4)

Park Commission OKs two new projects

The Oxford Park Commission approved starting a new lacrosse program and a new Born Learning Trail at Avent Park. (July 11, 2013, Page 1)

City moves forward with tennis court expansion

Aldermen approved the bid to begin construction on 12 new tennis courts at the city-owned tennis complex. (July 3, 2013, Page 1)

OPC to submit $1.3 million budget

The Oxford Park Commission is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve its $1.3 million budget that includes new staff positions. (June 7, 2013, Page 5A)

Avent Park project nears completion

Water drainage project at Avent Park is almost complete. (May 17, 2013, Page 3A)

OPC considers use of Skate Place

The Oxford Park Commission is taking a look at whether The Skate Place, apparently up for sale, would be a viable second activity center for Oxford’s youth and seniors. (April 2, 2013, Page 1, 14)

FNC Park has little room for area travel teams

The Oxford Park Commission is considering a policy to help manage independent travel teams. (November 1, 2012, Page 1,5)

OPC, UM work together to conduct community survey

The Oxford Park Commission and the University of Mississippi Park and Recreation Department have teamed up to create and conduct a community survey to help get a better idea of the kinds of programs LOU citizens want to see at OPC and how they feel about the existing programs. (September 27, 2012, Page 1)

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