Sports complex task force gets first look at first design

Staff Writer

A task force assembled Tuesday to bring their ideas together with architects as they got to see the first drawing of the $6.5 million sports complex.
A design team with Kimley-Horn presented the initial design of the new sports complex, explained the details and got feedback from the task force assembled by Tourism Director Gary Worsham.
The meeting took place at the Grenada Chamber of Commerce on Frontage Road, and approximately 40 people were in attendance to hear architect and Grenada native Mike Hammond discuss the early plans.
“The goal is to hear from you,” Hammond said. “We want to know what you want, think, and which direction we can go.”

Diverse Group

The task force assembled by Worsham consisted of a wide variety of citizens connected to sports or the sports complex in some type of way.
Elected and city officials, like city councilmen Lewis Johnson and Eric Harris and City Manager Trina George, attended the meeting.
Tourism and economic officials consisting of Worsham, tourism commissioners Steve Robinson and Phillip Mixon listened in as well as dide Matthew Harrison, executive director for the Greater Grenada Partnership, and his appointees Brad Bransome and Michael Smith.
Several parents and coaches were at the round table and expressed their views as well.
Richard Ellis, the retired director of parks and recreation who is now a deputy commissioner  for the Dizzy Dean Baseball’s board of directors, was also in the meeting.
“I’ve seen a lot of tournaments over the years, and I’ve been to a bunch of parks,” Ellis said. “But it’s time for Grenada to have a sports complex of its own.”