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Gainesboro Board Wants Clean Up Done On Park, Entry

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Gainesboro Board Wants Clean Up Done On Park, Entry

Gainesboro wants to launch a beautification project meant to clean up common areas and the community’s entryways.

Gainesboro Mayor Lloyd Williams said the upper and lower sections of City Park and the gateway to the city are the top priorities. He said the gateway is the first thing people see when they enter Gainesboro, so its appearance gives visitors a critical first impression. He said City Park has had mulch laid, but weeds jeopardize the aesthetic without proper upkeep.

“I was up there whatever day it was when it was so pretty and, I mean, there were like six people playing basketball,” Williams said. “People around there. It’s something for people to do. It looks good. We need to keep it that way and add a little while we can, when we can.”

Williams said there has been a lot of money invested in the park, so investing a little more is worth it. Board Member Nancy Pruett said the town has applied for a grant for solid ground cover on the City Park basketball court. She said representatives will arrive in the coming weeks to photograph the area, heightening the need for the park to look nice.

“We have lots of families that go there,” Pruett said. “They have birthday parties there. It’s a place where people from the county come in and can see what we’re doing in our little town and we’re trying really hard to keep our city clean.”

She said soon, the city plans to put up pickleball nets at the park. She said she expects the availability of the popular sport to drive the park’s popularity up even more. She said while it looks good now, it could use a touch-up.

The Board discussed planting plants like Creeping Jenny and English Ivey that are easy to maintain and could contribute to the area’s charm. Williams stressed the importance of continuous upkeep from the Public Works Department throughout the spring and summer as weeds begin to pose a greater concern.


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