Brandon Parks Update

On July 9th, 2013, nearly 75% of Brandon voters said “Yes” to more recreational facilities, to improve Shiloh Park, and to build new sidewalks and bike paths.

On January 6th, 2014, the city of Brandon retained the National Association of Sports Commissions to conduct a Sports Facility Feasibility Study and Market Analysis. Their study, as presented on February 28th, 2014, concluded that the facilities envisioned by Brandon would benefit not only the city but the entire county.

On March 21st, 2014, the Brandon Board of Aldermen held a special called board meeting to approve the acquisition of 125 acres located in the heart of Brandon on Boyce Thompson Drive and Marquette Road. Mayor Lee went through a presentation and answered questions. The presentation gave citizens an insight into how the board came to this decision. You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel or by clicking Brandon Parks Video.

We are asking all Rankin Countians to show their support by signing our petition. Your support will go a long way towards letting them know that an overwhelming number of Rankin Countians support the vision laid out by Mayor Butch Lee and the Board of Aldermen.  The petition can be found to the right and will go to your supervisor.

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 The average of how many additional people attend tournaments with each participant.*

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 48%

 

The average number of youth tournament teams from out of town*

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The average amount spent per tournament participant in the local economy.**

232

The highest number of jobs that could be created in Rankin County by hosting tournaments.*

15mil

225mil

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