Park with walking trail to be built in Farmington; memorial swings for purchase

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Construction on the new Farmington City Park has begun. The park, located off the Kimberly-Clark Parkway, is a gently rolling 24-acre property that — when completed — will include the walking trail, a veterans memorial garden and pavilions. It is also anticipated to include an open-air amphitheater.

The trail, which will be just over a mile long and 10 feet wide, is funded by a $120,000 grant awarded earlier this year to the City of Farmington by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Recreational Trails Program.

For those who would like to honor someone, or create a special memorial for a loved one, the City of Farmington is offering a unique opportunity.

City officials have chosen to use swings in place of standard park benches. These benches can be purchased by individuals for $310 and will have a marker which will dedicate the bench “in honor of” or “in memory of” whomever the buyer would like to pay tribute.

The sturdy swings are made out of cypress and will be set on concrete slabs at several points throughout the park’s walking trail, which when completed will be just over a mile long, and near the sites where the park’s pavilions are to be built.

The swings will be put along the walking trail.

Those who wish to view what the swings will be like can visit the Farmington City Hall, where one of the swings is currently on display.

Anyone who wishes to purchase a memorial swing can pay by phone at 662-665-9647 or come to the Farmington City Hall, located at 4135 CR 200, Corinth.

 

Reprinted with permission from the Daily Corinthian and writer L.A. Story.