Posted on April 22, 2019 at 4:57 PM by Melitta Duncan
Our annual Springfest event will begin next week as our city celebrates our 39th year. This is a great tradition for our city, but I need to report that we’re about to lose one special part of this tradition that we’ve learned to count on every year...the mud!
Now, we all know, for whatever reason, you can count on rain in Southaven, Mississippi the third week in April every year. Go ahead and mark it down on your calendar! However, I’m glad to report to you that this year will be the last year our BBQ teams and guests will stand in the mud. This project will pave and beautifully landscape the area where our BBQ event occurs every year including lot designation with appropriate electrical sources. It will finally solve the mud and drainage problems in this part of our park and also make the area more attractive. It will also provide a dual function of adding more parking for concerts at the BankPlus Amphitheater.
This project is part of our 2017-2021 Parks Expansion & Enhancement Plan approved by our Board of Aldermen and 100% funded by tourism taxes. It was designed by Civil-Link, the City’s contracted engineering consultant, and construction will begin quickly after Springfest ends this year.