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Green space to become city park

By Michael Butler

The lot used to be the home of the Tallassee Recreation Center. It was originally a theater. It was in East Tallassee on 1st Street.

There are no more basketball games, halloween festivals or immunization shots administered there. The building is gone. The lot is empty.

Soon, there will be activities again. The city is turning the space into a park.

"In order to get compliant with the land and water conservation, they gave a grant many, many years ago for the Carrville Park, next to what we call Funtastic Fort," Tallassee Parks and Recreation Director Rick Golden said. "At some point back in the day they swapped that land to build that fire station there. When you do that you have to find the same amount of land somewhere else to compensate."

Golden said that a pergola would be built with some picnic tables and benches for the green space.

"I ran that past the city council and Central Alabama Regional Planning," he said. "They were in agreement that it will be fine."

The property should be open to the public in the next few weeks.

On Tuesday night, the Tallassee City Council passed an ordinance to name the green space, "Carl Wayne Mullins Park," in memory of Mullins who died on Sept. 16.

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