By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The City of Madison will be officially dedicating the park located on Jeanette Circle. The park will be named Jesse W. Solomon Park.
According to City Manager Tim Bennett, City Commissioner Rayne Cooks received complaints about snakes coming from the wooded area on Jeanette Circle. The City came in and cleared it out to where the pond was exposed.
The park’s purpose is a fishing area, however, Bennett and the City are working on clearing another area for recreational equipment to be placed on. They also want to clear out areas so that the fisherman can have more access to the pond.
Bennett also had a part in getting the Sumpter A. James Jr. Park completed. That park’s dedication was December 8, 2013.
“This is the most rewarding thing I have done in my career,” said Bennett. “I built a playground for the children.”
According to Bennett, Commissioner Cooks has provided the leadership for making these parks happen.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be Friday, May 16 at 5 p.m.