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Posted on: February 20, 2015

Citizens discuss future plans of Milton SportsPlex

Milton SportsPlex aerial view

Over 50 people, mostly Santa Rosa County residents, filled Milton City Hall's council chambers to discuss the future of the Milton SportsPlex.

The meeting, which was attended by several council members and Milton Mayor Wes Meiss, generated several ideas and comments on what the citizens would like to see at the Milton SportsPlex.

Milton's SportsPlex, located at 5629 Byrom Street, current consists of almost 70 acres total and has two football fields, six baseball fields, a skate park, six tennis courts, as well as the Guy Thompson Community Center.

Interest ranged from an archery range, a multi-use BMX park, a multi-purpose building that could be used for basketball and many other items, as well as an indoor pool.

The multi-purpose building seemed to generate the most interest from parents as it would be something similar to the current athletic building on the University of West Florida Campus.

UWF's athletic building, which serves as the home to the Argonauts basketball and volleyball programs, have three basketball courts with dividers and bleachers as well.

Milton Parks Director John Norton thanked everyone in attendance for their input as he showed a conceptual drawing that had been done, but stressed this is just an idea and that nothing was in concrete.

Norton stressed that the SportsPlex should be something that is multi-generational and serve the needs of the community for many years to come.

For the next two weeks the Milton Parks Department will be inviting comments from the public on line and those comments as well as the ones received online will be compiled to go with other future meetings.

To get a copy of the survey presented at the meeting please go to the link provided with this story or you may call 983-5466 and ask for Milton Parks Facility Coordinator Bill Gamblin.

Milton SportsPlex Survey form
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