NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - The city of Newberry wants to help you meet your fitness goals. They’re bringing a nearly $6 million recreation complex to the area this summer. Residents will soon be able to enjoy an almost 130-acre multipurpose complex, where each family member can certainly find his or her favorite activity.
Right now, while there isn’t much to see at the site located at 1786 Glenn Street Extension, plans for the final project include a splash pad attraction, a large pond and multipurpose fields for soccer and Lacrosse. Then, eventually, baseball and softball fields will be added as well.
The nearly $6 million facility is funded mostly through the one cent Capital Projects Sales Tax, a referendum passed by Newberry voters back in 2016. Newberry Mayor Foster Senn says those tax dollars are helping an even greater cause.
“We’re making a big effort, in the last five years, on improving our parks and this is the big one. This is the one that’s really going to be our central point and so we’re encouraging people this year just to be active every day. We already have walking trails and sidewalks and things in town, and parks, and then we’ll be adding this one in the summertime and we think it’s just going to promote a better, fitter community,” Mayor Senn said.
Construction is being done in two separate phases with most of the work expected to be finished in May of this year. Phase two will feature the additional baseball and softball fields and may take a few more years.
The facility will also include wheelchair accessible playgrounds.