City park to be focus of White City Council
by Jon Gargis
Sep 07, 2010 | 1534 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Following the completion this year of several improvements to its James A. White Memorial Park, White city officials tonight will consider approving a set of rules aimed at keeping the public area in good condition.

City Manager Jane Richards said she will put forth to White councilmen at tonight's meeting rules that govern who can use the park, the hours of operation for its restrooms and children's playground and more. She said the regulations would ban overnight parking in the parking lot and require those wanting to use the park's stage/pavilion to obtain a permit from the city.

The pavilion was built earlier this year and features electricity, lights and ceiling fans. It was just one of the improvements the city made to the park this year; other additions included the restroom facilities and a new merry-go-round and swing seats and chains in the children's play area.

Richards said the council may discuss the possibility of having a festival in the park, with spring likely the earliest one could be held since only a few warm months remain this year and planning and organizing such an event can take several weeks if not months.

But the park area could be the site of a small event later this month, as the council will consider allowing Fellowship Baptist Church of White to hold a tent revival on the ballfield grounds the third week of this month. Richards said the church has requested, and been granted, use of the park area for revivals in previous years.

The White City Council meets tonight at 7. The meeting was moved from its usual first Monday of the month schedule as yesterday was Labor Day.