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New grounds, maintenance facility opens at Tatum Park

New maintenance building at Tatum Park/Photo credit: WDAM New maintenance building at Tatum Park/Photo credit: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

On Wednesday, the city of Hattiesburg held a ribbon-cutting for its newest grounds and maintenance facility located at Tatum Park.
The facility consists of two buildings, one for its administration and the other for storage of the departments equipment and machinery.
The city of Hattiesburg has 29 parks, walking tracks and recreational facilities it maintains for its residents and visitors.

"This is the largest park that we have here (in Hattiesburg) being about 300 acres so it makes sense to have our facility at this particular park,” said Clemon Terrell, director of Parks and Recreation.

The former facility was located by the Hattiesburg Police department, which will undergo a complete renovation for its Public Safety Complex.

Terrell said, "It allows us to keep all of the equipment in the same spot and to bring everybody to one location as far as when we start out and when we come back together."
It gives the department a new place to operate out of one building located at the largest park maintained by the city. 

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