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May 14, 2014

Friday Fundraiser to benefit Firebrook Park

Slate Branch —

 
As Firebrook Park — one of several county parks to be built, renovated or updated in recent years — nears completion, those behind the effort are asking for help in funding the last additions. 
The county several years ago received state funds totaling around $27,000 to go toward walking trails at Firebrook Park and Woodstock Community Park. 
The two parks are located at opposite ends of the county — Woodstock is around 15 miles north of Somerset on Ky. 39 and Firebrook is located just southwest of Somerset in the Slate Branch Road area, and the geographic span shows the effort county officials have been taking on for several years. 
“(Pulaski County Judge-executive) Barty Bullock wanted to see a walking trail in every one of our parks,” said Pulaski County Community Development Director Tiffany Bourne. “It’s important for these people to have access to this.”
Woodstock Community Park, Shopville Community Park and White Lily Community Park are three such areas that have entered into a renaissance of sorts, with the communities jumping in and working to make the parks the centers of their rural neighborhoods. 
Along with the addition of walking trails at those parks in recent years, the old Woodstock and White Lily schools, which serve as the anchors of the parks, have been used often for gatherings and events.
“With the school moving out, (Bullock) wanted Woodstock to keep its identity,” said Bourne, referring to the closing of Woodstock School several years ago. 
Shopville Elementary School is still used by the Pulaski School system, but the park itself, which is located just across East Ky. 80, features an amphitheater and has been the stage of a number of community events. 
Bourne said the community park boards have been the movers and shakers behind the scenes.
“I want to brag on all of our park boards,” said Bourne. “They really take ownership and are proud of their areas.”

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