Madison County Commission approves purchase of land for possible new rec center off Pulaski Pike

MADISON COUNTY, Ala.-- When you choose a place to live, you want to be proud of the things around your community. With that in mind, the Madison County Commission approved the purchase of land off Pulaski Pike for a new recreational facility.

District four County Commissioner Phil Vandiver is spearheading the effort to help out an area he believes has a need for this kind of thing.

Commissioner Vandiver is hoping to get a new recreational facility built off Pulaski Pike near Opp Reynolds road.

"We're looking at doing this project, it may take a year or two to get built, you know it's gonna take a while, but hopefully we can get something built where they can use it in the future, and something they can be proud of," said Commissioner Vandiver.

Commissioner Vandiver said he's been talking with the Blue Water Springs rec league, among others, and that he feels there's a real need for this.

"If the newest gym they have is a 1950's gym, you know, we may need to update those facilities where those kids can have newer recreation facilities to use," said Vandiver.

Vandiver said he thinks this is a project the community will be able to get behind.

"They've been asking for a gym, they've been asking for football fields, and we're having the opportunity now to see if we can't provide those and help those leagues out a little bit," he said.

Vandiver said they are working to provide as many of these services as they can to the citizens of Madison County.

"Maybe even build some soccer fields up there, they don't have soccer in that area, and just see what we can do and where we can move forward, and help them out and have them  bring a little bit more recreation to that area," he said.

Part of the funds for the new recreational facility are being donated.