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)
The Oxford Park Commission is currently registering adult teams for the fall co-ed softball league. Registration ends Friday. Cost per team is $250. Games will be played Tuesday nights and will start the week of Oct. 15. For more information visit OxfordParkCommission.com or call (662) 232-2378. (September 25, 2012, Page 7)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved new ordinances Tuesday that make parking enforcement stricter around the premium spots on the Square.
The board voted unanimously to accept the ordinance changes that change the two-hour parking limit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. While the two-hour parking limit has only traditionally been enforced Monday through Friday, the ordinance already on the books allows for Saturday enforcement as well. Standard Parking, a Chicago-based company hired by the city this summer to manage the parking downtown, will be enforcing the two-hour limit on Saturdays. (September 19, 2012, Page 1)
The Oxford Park Commission is now accepting registrations to join its adult flag football league until Aug. 24. The cost is $300 per team. The season starts Sept. 4 and runs through Oct. 12 with game nights on Mondays and Wednesdays.
To register, visit oxfordparkcommission.com or visit the administrative office located at 310 South 15th Street or at the Oxford Activity Center on 400 Price Street. (August 15, 2012, Page 7)
The Oxford Park Commission approved spending $12,000 on outdoor exercise equipment recently. (August 10, 2012, Page 2A)
Leisure Lifestyles offers challenging but fun activites throughout the year. The popular water exercise class will end next week. Fall programs will include yoga and dancing. See today’s Oxford Living to learn about this program for those 50 and over. (July 27, 2012, Page 1B)
The BMX track at FNC park is almost complete. A BMX specialist could be in Oxford in July. After the track is completed, the Oxford Park Commission has 90 days to hold its first BMX sanctioned race. OPC is also opening the bidding process for the tennis court expansion on Friday. (June 28, 2012, Page 2)
Mari Boutin writes to suggest that the Oxford Park Commission start using a schedule of use and refundable deposit system for private use of the city’s recreational facilities. (May 23, 2012, Page 4A)
Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)