Bicentennial Park project approved by commission

Boy Scout Isaac Stubbs presented his rendering of Bicentennial Park, which he proposed as his Eagle Scout project, to the Elmore County Commission. (Amalia Kortright/The Herald)

The Elmore County Commission unanimously voted to approve a proposal for a new park on the grounds of the Elmore County Courthouse during a recent regularly scheduled meeting.

Boy Scout Troop 605 member and Wetumpka High School junior Isaac Stubbs presented his proposal for Bicentennial Park for his Eagle Scout project.

“I hope that, with the project, I continue the growth of the county and invite the Eagle Scout spirit,” Stubbs said.

According to Stubbs, the park will consist of two six-foot steel benches resembling those included in Wetumpka’s streetscape project. Stubbs said he intends to plant Eastern Redbud trees onsite.

Stubbs said he anticipates that 10-15 people will assist him with the project and plans to begin Saturday morning and finish in the spring. The park is projected to cost about $3,500, which Stubbs said he plans to raise.

County commissioner Mack Daugherty commended Stubbs for taking the courthouse grounds into considering when choosing an Eagle Scout project.

“You could have done a project anywhere in Elmore County and I very much appreciate … that you’re choosing this project right here,” Daugherty said. “It’s just another example of your exemplary character.”