Land donated for Starkville community park

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — South Montgomery residents are closer to having their first public park.

The Starkville Parks Commission recently accepted a donation of a 1.04-acre plot of land in an undeveloped section of the Greenbriar subdivision.

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland says Harry Bell and Lynn Spruill donated the land. Spruill, the city’s chief administrative officer, told The Dispatch (http://bit.ly/tPJpT4 ) that the heavily populated area is in need of a public play space.

Moreland says the donation is an asset to the community and they’ve put “out feelers” for other areas where people might be willing to donate land for similar projects.