Sharon Sheffield Park lies right in the heart of the city of Lynn Haven and it has a special place in the hearts of those that live there. While most agree that changes need to come to the park the question is the what extent.
"If you'll pay attention I think everybody that has come up and spoke is saying improve the park, but don't completely change it," said one concerned resident.
That was the overall opinion at Monday's presentation at the City Hall annex. City officials drew up plans for necessary changes to the park and ways to enhance it. There was a common ground when it came to improving lights, drainage, and parking. But most disagreed with the upgraded concert stage, splash park, and fountain proposed by the city.
"Have you ever thought that maybe those of us that use it like it the way it is?" said another resident. "Maybe with some improvements? But a million dollars?"
1.4 million dollars is what it would cost for the city to move forward with it's plan to improve and enhance Sheffield park. City Manager John Lynch says the money would come from the cities reserves.
"If we the citizens of Lynn Haven are funding this project...that's great," said Chuck Cutchens, also a Lynn Haven Resident. "But lets not use money from other sources when our country is broke."
When money took over topic at microphone city commissioners were also concerned that the longer they wait the more the cost goes up.
"Something is going to have to be done," said Commissioner Antonius Barnes. "And the more you put it off the more money its going to cost."
At the conclusion of Mondays meeting one Lynn Haven resident suggested 'lets compromise.' The commission seemed to agree as they've set to schedule another meeting about Sharon Sheffield park in the upcoming weeks. News13 will keep you updated on the date of the next meeting.