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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Avent Park

OPD moves forward with rubber mulch

The Oxford Park Commission agreed recently to approve slowly replacing the wooden mulch at Oxford’s playgrounds with rubber mulch. (September 15, 2014, Page 2)

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    New path promotes teaching

    The new Born Learning Trail and Avent Park is geared toward preschoolers to help them learn while they play. (May 23, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

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      Snow slopes

      EAGLE photographer Bruce Newman caught folks having fun on Oxford’s first snow day. (February 14, 2014, Page 1B)

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        Cold weather wreaks havoc on park pipes

        The Oxford Park Commission hasn’t been immune to broken water pipes this winter with three leaks at three area parks. (February 13, 2014, Page 5)

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          Avent Park project nears completion

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

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            Letters to the Editor

            John Arrechea writes about the history of Avent Park and the watershed in the area, and urges city leaders to consider a different answer for the problem. (April 25, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Terry Haller writes about the city’s plans for Avent Park to help deal with water issues. (April 19, 2012, Page 4)

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                Any thoughts on flood control?

                Oxford city officials are asking anyone living in the Avent Park area or who are just concerned about Avent Park to attend a public meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center to discuss ways to help alleviate flooding in the area. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Avent Park may get lake

                  If a grant application is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Oxford officials plan to build a small lake inside of Avent Park to help with flooding and drainage problems for those living in the area. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Caching in on Oxford’s history

                    Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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