July 6 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Announced for Benny Russell Park Improvements

Posted on June 29, 2021 by Staff reports

Santa Rosa County will host a ribbon cutting for the Benny Russell Park expansion at 9 a.m., Tues., July 6.

The improvements included a splash pad with restroom, new playground for ages five through 12, fitness fun-zone court, multi-purpose trail, multi-purpose sports field, and picnic pavilions.

“I’m excited to see this project completed for the families all over the county that visit this community-inspired park,” said Commissioner Sam Parker, District 1. “I am appreciative of those who provided input during our initial community workshops and beyond. There were a lot of moving parts and county staff worked tirelessly to ensure the project’s completion.”

Benny Russell Park was constructed in 2002 as a result of a community driven fundraising effort to honor Bennett C. Russell, who served as Santa Rosa County District Schools Superintendent for 20 years.