Construction well underway for Haleyville downtown park

Workers place cinder blocks to build the stage area at the pocket park after the perimeter walls have been completed.

HALEYVILLE - As the city of Haleyville’s 9-1-1 festival draws closer, the public is taking notice of development at the downtown pocket park located on Main Street, that will have limited usage but will be open for the public during the festival scheduled for June 4-5.
The property on Main Street in downtown, being developed as a pocket park--where the former Elmore’s building was torn down some time ago--has been purchased by the committee raising community funds toward the project, and has been deeded to the city.
Robinson and Sons Construction, which received the low bid for construction items related  to the park, has been busy the past few weeks laying blocks for a 30-inch perimeter wall that will encompass the lot across from the Dixie Den and Dixie Theatre.
Mayor Ken Sunseri reported Friday, May 6--at the first Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce held in traditional format since before the pandemic began a year ago--that picnic tables to be located at the park will be used for those eating lunch during the festival.
Although the stage area should be in place, it will not be completed for use during the festival, organizers said.


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