City of Ocean Springs begins work on rebuilding Gay Lemon Park
The City of Ocean Springs has begun a much-needed makeover on Gay Lemon Park for the first time in quite a while.
The park was built several decades ago, but has seen some deterioration in recent years.
After receiving a grant for about $260,000 from the U.S. Park Service, the city decided it was time for a remodel.
So far, the city has worked on the drainage system as well as removed the fencing, dugouts, and concession stand.
The city will then put in new fields as well as fencing, lights, an open-air pavilion, and more.
The project is expected to be finished in about six months. Ocean Springs Mayor Kenny Holloway said, “We want to project the image that I think the citizens of Ocean Springs want and expect, and this just didn’t do it. We’ve got a grant from the U.S. Park Service which will pay for half of it and so we’re excited about that also.”
The total cost of the project is estimated to be about $600,000.