On Monday morning city leaders, project developers, and Starkville Parks and Recreation staff members celebrated a monumental day with the official groundbreaking of Cornerstone Park.
“I believe (Cornerstone is) going to be a catalyst for increasing recreational opportunities for our community, especially our children,” Mayor Lynn Spruill said during the groundbreaking ceremony, adding the park will contribute to economic development and a higher quality of life in Starkville.
Construction began this year on the project, estimated at between $18 million and $22 million, to build tournament ready baseball and softball fields at the complex. Voters in 2019 approved an increase in the tourism tax to fund the project.
The Partnership is proud to support initiatives such as these that further contribute to the overall quality of life, attract tourists, and increase economic development opportunities. Expected opening date is Spring 2022.