New Dothan Park Site Proposal

By: Lauren Davis Email
By: Lauren Davis Email

In two weeks, Dothan city commissioners will be voting on a master recreation plan for $11 million dollars of construction and renovations.

One of those plans includes a new Southwest Park on Fortner Street.

Right now, it's just a block of wooded area on Fortner Street between Amherst and Zion Drives.

However, the new Dothan Southwest Park could soon occupy the area just west of Honeysuckle Road.

If the lot is approved by commissioners, the first order of business will be to build a youth baseball complex to alleviate congestion at Doug Tew Stadium.

Some residents have wondered why the lot is so close to Westgate.

The most recent census shows 3500 children will use the park.

Now, Leisure Services is waiting for word from commissioners on whether to purchase the land for $2.5 million dollars, to get started on a new park that could give Dothan youth on the southwest side of town a new place to play.

In addition to the park, Dothan commissioners will vote separately on an indoor pool at Andrew Belle Community Center, new Water World attractions, an Eastgate Park Softball Complex, and Rip Hewes renovations.

The Dothan Commission will be voting on the land and the other improvements on July 31st.

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