Land donation to City of Aragon made by former Rockmart mayor and wife, area to become recreation addition
City leaders and private industry have joined forces to move forward plans to develop a new recreation area for the city of Aragon.
Former Rockmart Mayor Curtis Lewis and his wife Sue donated 6.1 acres of land to Aragon to develop a new recreation area.
The land is located on Williams Street and adjacent to the Tom Pittman Recreation Center.
“This is about the public and private sectors working together to make our community a better place to live and play,” said Mayor Ken Suffridge in one of his last acts in office.
He went on to say, “this is a project Curtis and I have been discussing, off and on for three years, I am very pleased it came together during my last Council meeting as Mayor.”
“It gives us great pride to be able to donate land to the City of Aragon, because public recreation is of paramount importance, both for adults and children,” he said.
The new recreation area will be known as the Curtis Lewis Recreation Area and will be used specifically for passive recreation and parking during the Annual Aragon BBQ.
Suffridge said there is already a master plan for the area, if the next Mayor and Council wish to adopt it.
The area will be funded by recreation money through the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) program, and recreation monies made available through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) proceeds.
Former Rockmart Mayor Curtis Lewis and his wife Sue (left) with Mayor Ken Suffridge during the Aragon council’s final meeting of December.