Love County is a rural community with very limited resources. Any money coming into the Love County community must go into critical infrastructure needs and hasn’t been used on parks or recreation resources. This project is the culmination of years of community efforts and leadership discussions. In an effort to improve the communities’ health, assessments were conducted throughout the county and across sectors of the community. In response to the overwhelming need for outdoor fitness and recreational activities, the administrator at the county hospital stepped up and purchased 10 acres to develop the park.
Phase one of the Master Plan includes a recreation park with features such as; splash pad, playground equipment, multi-generational exercise equipment, 9 hole disc golf course, tournament style horse shoe pits, a team building ropes course, and a multi-use court. The Master Plan will connect the multi-use trails to Shellenberger Park (city park) from the East side of Marietta, Lake Country Nursing Home from the West side and Mercy Health Love County hospital from the south.
Love County Mercy Hospital