Multiple projects planned for the City of Diamondhead

Over in Hancock County, the City of Diamondhead is working towards new recreational and business opportunities for their residents.

2021 has been a busy year for the city leaders of Diamondhead as they continue to focus on improving the quality of life for residents.

One of the biggest projects on the agenda is the construction of a new dog park which will have room for dogs both big and small.

Under the direction of a steering committee, the dog park will be located on two acres of land off Diamondhead Drive North and features turfed areas and a splash pad for pups to cool off. Mayor Nancy Depreo said, “We’re also going to add a little fishing pier area to access to the pond, a memory walk for your pets that you have lost, you can buy a brick and have their name put on it.”

Mayor Depreo says job creation is on the agenda for the city as well. A new medical center is also in the works, which would bring up to 65 jobs to the area, bringing pharmaceutical and medical treatment options to citizens. “This has not been offered in the City of Diamondhead and is well needed in Hancock County collectively. This will help many residents.”

Community members say the buzz of activity and new events scheduled for this spring has created excitement around the city. Wendy Holness with the Diamondhead Sunset Farmers Market said, “These types of activities just basically I think help to represent who our community is.”

“We are moving. We’re moving at a fast pace. We are ready, we’re open for businesses. Things are changing in Diamondhead.”

Mayor Depreo anticipates construction of the dog park will begin by the end of the year.

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