The Parks and Recreation Commission met March 13 at the city town hall to discuss the layout of the playground and safety concerns posed by underground water mains in Volunteer’s Community Park. “If you go to McCormick Park, you can see that it is so beautifully structures,” said City Manager Corey Schmidt. “Of course, some things were already there, but those who took the time to plan it, did a great job of incorporating and bringing together what was already there.”
Safety is the priority
Water mains underground may burst and harm children. “We do not want to place the playground just anywhere in the park,” said Parks and Recreation Board Member Amy Brown, “We need to get a better understanding of the structure underneath. Just like I am a mother, I want to prioritize the safety of our children but as a Williamston resident, I do not the land damaged.”
Recreational sports are making a comeback
Recreational sports for children such as flag football and baseball will ensure park usage.
Williamston High School follows state requirements, the College Preparatory curriculum for college students and the NCAA curriculum for student-athletes to provide students multiple options to customize their course loads.