In 2022, the Elmore County Commission received a grant from Mid-South Resource, Conservation and Development Council (RC&D) for the Revitalization of Crenshaw Park. With an original budget of $40,000, the park’s revitalization began with the county commission making improvements and renovations to the park. The Mid-South RC&D Council assisted by providing grant funding of $14,567.76 for additional playground equipment. On Friday June 30th, the Midsouth RC&D Council held a press conference with the County Commission, Crenshaw Park board members and approximately 30 children from the Crenshaw Summer Youth program to celebrate the investments made to date and recognition at the state level as an RC&D award winning project.
The Revitalization of Crenshaw Park was one of Mid-South RC&D Council’s most successful projects during the fiscal year of 2022, winning the Alabama Association of RC&D Council’s 2022 Project of the Year award last month at the AARCDC Conference. The Revitalization of Crenshaw Park link can be viewed here.
In October 2023, the County Commission will close Crenshaw Park for the second phase of upgrades. Commissioner Desirae Lewis-Jackson explains, “We will begin a second phase of construction set for Fall 2023-Spring 2024 which will include renovations to the baseball/softball field, a new basketball court, ADA accessible parking and ramps to the area of play, a new asphalt drive, multiple shade structures, and additional safety enhancements to the playground.” The planned improvements are slated to cost around $100,000.
Crenshaw Park is located at 1371 Crenshaw Road in Wetumpka and is open to the public seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Beginning Monday, October 2, 2023, Crenshaw Park will close temporarily for installation of improvements. Estimated reopening of the park is May 1, 2024. Any questions related to the improvement project should be directed to Elmore County Commission Office at (334) 514-5841. You can also visit the Elmore County Commission website at: www.elmoreco.org