Ribbon-cutting ceremony for upgrades at Palisades Park



Among those taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at Palisades Park were county administrator Ralph Mitchell, county commission Chairman David Standridge, park board chairman Bob Turley and wife Juanita, Eldridge Bynum, Rep. Elwyn Thomas, Marsha Beam, Judi McGuire, and Revenue Commissioner Chris Green.

Among those taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at Palisades Park were county administrator Ralph Mitchell, county commission Chairman David Standridge, park board chairman Bob Turley and wife Juanita, Eldridge Bynum, Rep. Elwyn Thomas, Marsha Beam, Judi McGuire, and Revenue Commissioner Chris Green.

County leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday for improvements at Palisades Park.

Construction, completed the first of June, created two fenced playgrounds with new equipment: an upper area designed for children 2 to 5, the other for youngsters 5 to 12.

The Blount County Commission, park employees, county engineers Richard Spraggins and Glenn Peek, Sheriff Loyd Arrington, recreation program manager Rob Grant, CAWACO grant administrator Patty Pennington, and Spencer Cheak, vice president of Playcore (Gametime), were all instrumental in making the project a success.

Blount County Commission Chairman David Standridge told the more than 30 guests how much he appreciated “the tireless work done on the many projects here in Palisades Park. We are here to celebrate the jewel of Blount County, Palisades Park.” He continued to recognize all leaders who were instrumental in making these projects a reality.

“We are real proud of this park,” said Bob Turley, park chairman. “Not only do we now have the new playgrounds; we have also opened the wedding gazebo and the beautiful Trail of Trees nature trail. We invite the people of Blount County to come and enjoy their park.”

For more information on the facilities at Palisades Park in Oneonta, phone 274-0017.