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Posted on: July 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Benny Russell Park ribbon cutting Wed., July 7

Due to inclement weather, the ribbon cutting for the Benny Russell Park Expansion is being rescheduled for Wed., July 7 at 9 a.m.

The improvements included a splash pad with restroom, new playground for ages five through 12, fitness fun-zone court, multi-purpose trail, multi-purpose sports field, and picnic pavilions.

“I'm excited to see this project completed for the families all over the county that visit this community-inspired park," said Commissioner Sam Parker, District 1. "I am appreciative of those who provided input during our initial community workshops and beyond. There were a lot of moving parts and county staff worked tirelessly to ensure the project's completion."

Benny Russell Park is a popular county park that serves many residents in the central and north part of the county. The park was constructed in 2002 as a result of a community driven fundraising effort to honor Bennett C. Russell, who served as superintendent of schools for 20 years.

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