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Rincon ready to dig into work for Patriots Park
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Helping to turn dirt for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Patriot’s Park were, left to right, Rincon City Manager Mike Phillips, City Recreation Director David Wooten, Peter Giles Jr., Dr. Barbara Prosser of Effingham Hospital, City Councilmen Levi Scott Jr., Scott Morgan and Frank Owens, Effingham Chamber President Alice DeForest and City Councilman Paul Wendelken. - photo by Photo by Rick Lott

The city of Rincon broke ground on its long-awaited Patriot’s Park on Wednesday.

“This park project’s been being worked on for two or three years by the city,” said Tim Baumgartner of EMC Engineering, the city’s engineer. “

Once it’s done, there will be four lighted tennis courts, a parking area and two soccer fields that can be multi-use fields. Baumgartner also said there is room for future uses such as a pavilion, concession stand and restrooms.

The first phase of the project will be the tennis courts, soccer field and parking lot.

“It’ll be a good addition to the community,” Baumgartner said. “I know in the past they worked some with the (YMCA) on this, so there’s going to be a nice recreation area for the city.”