it may be out with the old at Augusta’s Dyess Park.
The park’s community center has been closed for nearly a year, and the Recreation Department says getting it back in service would cost a half-million dollars,but even then, only the first floor could be used.
The center dates back to the 18-90’s and was once a fire station.
There is a push to fix the old building becuase of its history, but some commissioners would rather see a new center.
“I have shotgun houses that nobody lived in for fifty years in my district that are historic but they’re also an eyesore,” says Commissioner Bill Fennoy.
The full Commission is set to decide the Dyess Park issue next week.