Southern Recreation Grounds renovations to be completed end of June
By Lindsay Thompson
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Renovations to the historic Southern Recreation Grounds in the Over-the-Hill Community, will be completed by the end of June, to provide for cultural and green technology experiences.
The Prime Minister gave the update in his Communication to the 2020/2021 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Monday, June 22, 2020.
A component of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative is the redevelopment of parks and recreation facilities to incorporate more cultural experiences and green technology.
The Prime Minister noted that immediately upon lifting certain restrictions pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction recommenced on the historic Southern Recreation Grounds.
“I am pleased to report that at the end of this month, the Southern Recreation (Park) will be completed,” the he said.
The scope of work includes: a new basketball court, facilities for volleyball, new playground equipment and more green spacing. Also completed is the installation of Wi-Fi; and the cables are almost installed for CCTV cameras.
“COVID-19 has caused some delays on the completion of a historical memorial walk we propose to add as a feature to the park,” the Prime Minister said.
He said however, that he was advised that the panels and plaques honouring the country’s historical heroes were being coordinated by the Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation, and will be installed.
Additionally, renovations to the Alvin S. Moss Park in Sunlight Cottage have been completed, the Prime Minister reported.
“Now that restrictions are lifted, Joe Billy Park on Fowler Street and Christie Park on Nassau Street will be re-engaged and continued,” he said.