LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG / WECP) – What was once messy with hurricane remnants, now comes together as a first-class facility.
“To remember what it looked like more than two years ago, and now to see a park. This will be the premier park, ”said Lynn Haven City Manager Vickie Gainer.
Rebuilding the park was a priority after the storm.
“My belief is that the parks affect the residents of Lynn Haven more than City Hall,” said Lynn Haven Mayor Pro Tem Dan Russell. “People use parks for their children and everything else, so that’s why it was important for me to get the parks up and running as quickly as possible.”
The fields will only be used for local baseball and softball coaching teams because city officials want this park to represent the community.
“It’s community, it’s really community, and that’s what we’re rebuilding to,” said Lynn Haven City Commissioner Brandon Aldridge. “As a society, where we have people and are able to enjoy ourselves at home.”
Lynn Haven city officials hope these ball fields and the park in general will serve the local youth for years to come.
“I think it’s a diamond in the rough,” said Mayor Pro Tem Russell. “When you have a splash pad there, you have four baseball fields, a very nice concession stand, as well as a couple of basketball courts and tennis courts. It is a very nice facility for anyone who wants to go out and play. ”
City officials say Cain Griffin Park will represent Lynn Haven’s future.
“I hope this park can be the first step in showing the reconstruction and potential we have ahead,” said Commissioner Aldridge. “This park is a step up, it’s not the park that was here before Hurricane Michael. This is an A + park. ”
The city will hold a grand reopening of the park on November 7, and they encourage everyone in the community to come out and enjoy it.
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