(Top) A ceremony to break ground for the second phase of Midlothian Community Park was held on July 22. Gathering to celebrate Midlothian’s premier recreational facility were representatives from the City of Midlothian’s Council, Parks Board, Community Development Corporation, and Parks Department, as well as the School Board, Chamber of Commerce, and Soccer Association. Pictured from left to right: Chris Ginapp, Park Board member; Andrea Walton, MISD Board member; Allie Benham, Chamber of Commerce; Heather Dowell, Parks and Recreation Department director; Elaine Ruby, Park Board Member; Donna Crimmins-Bonnell, Park Board Member; Brandee Fulfer, Park Board Chair; Jan Davis, Midlothian Community Development Board member; Ted Miller, City Councilman Place 3; Justin Coffman, Mayor Pro Tem; Richard Reno, Mayor; Wayne Sibley, City Councilman Place 1; Clark Wickliffe, City Councilman Place 4; Chris Dick, City Manager; TJ Henley, Midlothian Community Development Board secretary; and Ron Bland, Midlothian Community Development Board member.

(Bottom) The final site plan for the new park phase is shown, which will include two restroom buildings, youth baseball fields, an amphitheater, concrete and natural surface trails, two sand volleyball courts, a multi-purpose sport court, a playground, a splash pad, a wildflower meadow and two bodies of water. [City of Midlothian]