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Oxford Park Commission

New parking changes OK’d by aldermen

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)

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    OPC starting adult flag football registration

    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)

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      OPD board OKs outdoor equipment

      The Oxford Park Commission approved spending $12,000 on outdoor exercise equipment recently. (August 10, 2012, Page 2A)

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        Senior program aims to challenge participants

        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)

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          BMX races may start in fall

          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)

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            Letters to the Editor

            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)

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              Donor offers to help fund IPF

              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)

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                02.14 OPC Hoops Scores

                Scores from Monday’s Oxford Park Commission youth basketball action played at the Oxford Activity Center: (more…) (February 15, 2012)

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                  Kites fill sky over park

                  The  skies over Pat Lamar Park were a bit more colorful Sunday with dozens of kites being flown by those attending the first One Sky One World international day of kite flying sponsored by YAC and Oxford Park Commission. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    OHS swimming coach Rebecca Van Oostendorp and parents of team swim members write to thank Bubba Robinson and others with the Oxford Park Commission for making their recent home meet a big success, while Nathan A. Yow writes to question the approach the University of Mississippi appears to have in deciding who to accept donations from. (October 4, 2011, Page 4)

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