Henry County has taken the wraps off the expansion of North Ola Park.
With $2.9 million in SPLOST funding, the county recently added 17 acres to the park as well as a 300-foot baseball field for 13-14 year olds and a 235-foot baseball field for 11-12 year olds. Other improvements include field irrigation, large dugouts with player benches, spectator bleachers, score towers with LED scoreboards and LED sports field lighting.
“We appreciate everything that everybody has done, and you are what makes this whole organization work down here,” Commissioner Gary Barham, in whose district the park is located, said at a recent ribbon-cutting of the expansion.
“You all have a great organization here (the Ola Athletic Association), and I’ve seen it first-hand,” he said.
Henry officials said the project also included a two-lane bridge constructed by the Henry County Stormwater Department that connects the original park with the new expansion.
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