Rodney Baber Park to rise from watery grave

By 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’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)

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.


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