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Oxford Park Commission

Climbing the walls, small-town style

Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about the problems parents with small children can have getting enough activity for their kids in the winter and says the Oxford Park Commission’s decision to have a free-play session will make a big difference. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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    OPC programs popular

    Activities offered by the Oxford Park Commission continue to see a growth in participation. (December 12, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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      You can decide the future of parks

      The Oxford Park Commission is asking community members to take part in an online survey to gather opinions on ways OPC can improve its programs and facilities. (November 1, 2013, Page 1A)

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        YMCA seeks to partner with OPC

        The YMCA met with city officials Wednesday to discuss a possible partnership with the Oxford Park Commission and the future of a new activity center. (October 17, 2013, Page 1, 5)

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          OPC bans firearms

          The Oxford Park Commission voted Wednesday to ban firearms from all of its parks and recreational facilities. (September 12, 2013, Page 1)

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            New tennis courts coming

            City, county and university officials and community members gathered on the grounds of the Oxford Activity Center Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony for 12 new courts that will be added to the eight existing to form FNC Tennis Center John Leslie Courts. (August 14, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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              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)

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                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)

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                  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)

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                    Events encourage people to get outdoors

                    Oxford Park Commission celebrates national Get Outdoors Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pat Lamar Park. Various activities will be held for both children and adults, from children’s fishing in Lake Patsy to football tosses, face painting, camping and hiking and the Art-to-Go will be on hand. Includes collaboration between Leadership Lafayette, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ole Miss Outdoors, U.S. Forestry Service, Boys and Girls Scouts, the Lafayette County 4-H club and Volunteer Oxford. (June 7, 2013, Page 3A)

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