Mayor hopes improvements make Warner Robins hub city for sports
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Improvements and new additions are coming to Warner Robins parks and sports complexes.
Since the city council approved a $38 million bond last month, Mayor Randy Toms says projects are going to start moving quickly.
“I think within the next couple of months, we’re going to see a lot of groundbreaking,” said Toms.
The recreation projects include, Tanner Park, Delores Toliver Recreation Facility, North Houston Road Recreation Facility, Memorial Park Recreation Facility, Vietnam Veterans Park, Tennis Facility.
“We’ve already began to change the transition, if you will at Tanner field, which was baseball, softball, one big soccer, football field. We’re creating a football complex there, with some basketball presence,” said Toms.
There is also a nearly $20 million recreation facility set to be built on North Houston Road, behind Northside High School.
“I’ve not seen anything like that. It’s going to be an incredible facility which will give us a venue for basketball, volleyball, I don’t know maybe gymnastics or something,” said Toms. “but opens up so many opportunities.”
Mayor Toms says the new projects are a great opportunity to bring in tournaments.
“We want people from other communities to come here and have that potential to bring the economic impact here to Middle Georgia, specifically to Warner Robins and Houston County to make a difference,” said Toms.
The bond money is expected to be paid back with Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars and city revenue.
You can see the list of projects, which includes a fire training facility, municipal court, and fire station by clicking here.