Entering Regional Park for the trustee’s meeting Monday, it was clear there was one piece of good news to report.
The main entrance has been reopened after suffering flood damage in June. Ardmore Parks and Recreation Director Teresa Ervin said the city street department signed off on reopening the road after an evaluation. In other park news, the city’s water park closed for the year on Saturday. Trail work at Douglass Park is also underway.
The Regional Park Board of Trustees discussed the possibility of adding a model airstrip to the park. Representatives of the RC Flying Field at Lake Murray approached city officials about relocating to the park. No financial considerations have been discussed. The trustees discussed a couple possible locations, which included the peninsula near the dog park and near the skate park in what is a hayfield. One sticking point could be noise. Ervin volunteered to organize a visit to the current field to determine the extent of the issue.
There will be additional displays at the Festival of Lights including a true crowd pleaser. The trustees approved the purchase of a display featuring Olaf from the movie Frozen.
Also during the meeting, the HFV Wilson Community Center reported it was about to begin its after school program and announced the addition of a cheerleading league to cheer for teams in the center’s league. The cheerleading league will have a competition during the football championship game.
The YMCA’s renovation kickoff has been extended as its waits for approval from the state on its swimming pool. Plans are also proceeding for the Chigger Chase, which has been scheduled for Nov. 21.