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Meeting set for Miracle League Park

COVINGTON - A second public meeting on the proposed Miracle League Park has been set for 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Turner Lake Complex, located at 6185 Turner Lake Road.

This is a follow-up to the first public meeting on the project, held in August.

"Discussion of a committee and fundraising campaign will be addressed. Architects will be present to answer questions/concerns as we hope to obtain citizens' views and input in the development of the Miracle League Park," states a public information notice from the National Miracle League.

The baseball field will serve special-needs children and will be located in City Pond Park west of the tennis complex.

The location is adjacent to the Covington Police Department shooting range, which will be moved to the Covington-Newton County Land Application Facility off Flat Shoals Road.

The Newton County Recreation Commission, which is heading up the project, also plans to build two more fields for T-league and Pee Wee play.

The project will be built in phases with the Miracle Field to be completed first, Recreation Commission Director Tommy Hailey said.

The project will be heavily reliant on donations, but may also receive public funding, Hailey previously told the Citizen.

"We'd like to do this as soon as we could, but we also understand the economic situation right now, so it's something we will work on as we can," he said.

The total cost has not been established as of yet, he added.

For more information, call the Recreation Commission at 770-786-4373.

Crystal Tatum can be reached at crystal.tatum@newtoncitizen.com.