Rodney Baber Park to rise from watery grave

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 12, 2020 12:19 PM CT | Published: March 11, 2020 3:25 PM CT
<strong>The baseball fields in Rodney Baber Park flooded after heavy rain hit the area on Wednesday, March 11. In 2011,&nbsp;<span>flooding damaged the park&rsquo;s electrical infrastructure, baseball fields and restrooms.&nbsp;</span>Beginning this fall, the park will undergo a $7 million renovation that will include new soccer fields, a baseball diamond, fishing lake, covered pavilion and walking trails. Wetlands will also be put in to mitigate flooding.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The baseball fields in Rodney Baber Park flooded after heavy rain hit the area on Wednesday, March 11. In 2011, flooding damaged the park’s electrical infrastructure, baseball fields and restrooms. Beginning this fall, the park will undergo a $7 million renovation that will include new soccer fields, a baseball diamond, fishing lake, covered pavilion and walking trails. Wetlands will also be put in to mitigate flooding. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Construction on renovations for Rodney Baber Park and Kennedy Park are expected to begin this fall. 

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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