Residents in the Eagle Point and Woolmarket areas of Biloxi will soon have a park to call their own.
What was once a sewage lagoon will soon be a sprawling park. Biloxi city leaders broke out the shovels and kicked off a project that will finally bring a park to many residents of Ward Seven. Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich said, “We’re real pleased that this is certainly a million-dollar park and we’re going to commit to actually make it top-notch.”
The Eagle Point Park will be located on Pin Oak Drive and situated on over six and a half acres of land. Once complete, you will be able to use a walking track, courts for basketball and pickleball, a soccer field, and a playground. Ward Seven Councilmember Nathan Barrett said, “Ward Seven makes up about 55 percent of the land in the City of Biloxi and there are no city parks, and you know, there’s a lot of children, and sure we have parks across the bridge and stuff but the convenience of being able to just drive right down the road in the afternoons and come to a park in your community is a great thing.”
Mayor Gilich says the ability to offer a next generation park to Biloxians is exciting. “When you design something nowadays, you can take advantage of the things that weren’t around when they built a lot of these parks, so this is a-you know, the latest and greatest.”
With more parks for Ward Seven planned in the future, Councilmember Nathan Barrett is hopeful the area will be a place to participate in a healthy lifestyle. “It’s going to be something that we can all enjoy, so yes, it’s definitely a good change.”
Officials expect the park to open at the start of the new year in 2021.