CULLMAN, Ala. – The ribbon was cut on the new basketball court at Smith Lake Park on Tuesday, May 9.
Due to the location and condition of the old basketball goals, it was determined that a new, more modern court was needed to accommodate the growing popularity of Smith Lake Park. Funding was approved in August 2022, and site work began shortly after that. Due to supply chain delays, getting the basketball goals took extra time.
According to the Cullman County Commission, the new basketball court is a significant milestone for the community and a testament to the power of collaboration and partnerships. In addition, it will add to the many outdoor recreational opportunities that make Smith Lake Park a great place to visit.
“We couldn’t have done this without the help of our local delegation, and it was a blessing to work with them on this,” said Commission Chairman Jeff Clemons.
The project was made possible through the support of Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman; Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope; the Alabama Mountains, Rivers & Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council; the Alabama Tourism Department and the Cullman County Community Development Commission. Cullman County Economic Development Director Matt Kinsland was in charge of facilitating the grants that funded the project:
- The Cullman County Community Development Commission: $12,000
- The Alabama Mountains, Rivers & Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council: $7,069
- Sen. Garlan Gudger: $7,800
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