WEST JEFFERSON — Late last week, work crews put the finishing touches on a new basketball court in West Jefferson’s Bowie-Seagraves City Park, often referred to as “West Jefferson Park.”
According to West Jefferson City Manager Brantley Price, the new basketball court was an improvement that the West Jefferson Board of Alderman had been working on for the benefit of the community.
“It’s something the council wanted to do for the community. They are proud of the playground and the park and they wanted to improve it a bit,” Price said. “On the other (old) basketball court, you might lose the ball in the stream. So now people can play and have a full pitch. The council just wanted to improve the park.
In addition to the new basketball court, Price noted that the work crew also painted a pickleball court near the old ball diamond and that the city plans to install new playground equipment in the park by next summer.
“We have a little more money in the budget for some additional playground equipment. We just haven’t picked it yet,” Price said.
For more information regarding improvements to Bowie-Seagraves Park, call West Jefferson City Hall at (336) 246-3551. The park is located at 201 South Church in West Jefferson.