Work on a new recreation park in Jackson County could begin soon following action Aug. 3 by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.

The BOC approved a bid of $1.5 million for phase 1 of Gum Springs Park in West Jackson. The bid was awarded to Magnum Contracting of Jasper.

Phase 1 of the project will deal with basic infrastructure placement at the site. The building of activity fields for baseball, softball and soccer will be done in phase 2 of the construction.

The project is part of SPLOST 6 expenditures.

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