A ribbon-cutting ceremony as held, Friday, Oct. 11, for the completion of Maxfield Park.
The vision of Maxfield Park came from a local musician, Danny Dozier (pictured above, holding scissors), who has worked tirelessly in creating Maxfield Park along with others that have lended their hand to help with masonry, electrical, plumbing, and anything else needed, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce said in a release.
Each section of Maxfield Park recycled artifacts from all over Batesville, from the circle stones from the old Mickey Mouse pool to old playground equipment from Riverside Park and rocks from the bayou.
Click here to listen to an extensive interview Dozier recorded at the White River Now family of radio stations about the history and development of the project.
Maxfield Park is open for everyone to enjoy the meditation garden, waterfall, and native stone landscaping. To learn more about Maxfield Park, please contact Batesville Parks and Recreation at (870) 612-2400.
Ambassadors in attendance included: Bridget Goforth (Bank of Cave City), Julie Hinkle (Bank of Cave City), Amanda Dickey (Block Insurance), Adam Curtwright (Centennial Bank), Ashley Engles (Citizens Bank), Morgun Henson (David’s Home & Sleep Center), Genafer Foree (Goodwill Industries), Brittney Harris (Independence County Off-Road), Jennifer Green (Lyon College), Mandi Curtwright (Main Street Batesville), Cara Taylor (Peco Foods), Courteney Muse (Southern Bank), Kim Whitten (UACCB), Ashley Johnson (White River Health System Foundation), Chad Whiteaker (White River Now), and Gena Ries (White River Now).