The Town of Liberty Grove hopes the wait will be worth the wait when it comes to the future Mariner’s Park. It was almost two years ago when the town pulled the trigger on the purchase of the Gills Rock property for approximately $1.5 million in an effort to keep the property for public use for years to come. Months later a group of citizens developed a park proposal, but the idea was never taken up by Liberty Grove officials. The pandemic has slowed things down and the town could be investing as much as $100,000 to protect the park’s shoreline. An ad hoc committee has been created with the goal of developing a budget and executing the plan within the next five years. Town chairperson John Lowry understands people are anxious to see activity on the property but says you have to be cautious too.
The ad hoc committee meets monthly at the Liberty Grove Town Hall. Lowry says Parks and Property Committee Chairperson Cathy Ward will present to the ad hoc committee the budget currently slated for the property.
Picture from Town of Liberty Grove Mariners Park ad hoc committee agenda packet dated 1-21-20