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The Business View – November 2014
Doyle Park Renovation Coming Thanks to Private Investors
Several firms involved in the Airbus construction project at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the Mobile Airport Authority and several community residents are spearheading an effort to rejuvenate a downtrodden 24-acre city park in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood adjacent to the industrial complex.
Originally part of the Brookley Air Force Base, Doyle Park, located at 1728 Rosedale Rd., is in rough shape today. But a nonprofit organization, Friends of Doyle Park, was formed to spearhead the renovation, calling for adding athletic fields, a playground, a walking trail, a splash park, event pavilions and other amenities. In addition, the project aims to add observation terraces so families can watch planes take off and land.
According to an announcement by Friends of Doyle Park, the Mobile Airport Authority agreed to take over grounds maintenance at the park from the city of Mobile once the project is complete.
How to Support Doyle Park
The Mobile Airport Authority Foundation will host an inaugural Airbus 5K On the Runway, benefiting the restoration of Doyle Park, on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. The course, actually 3.20 miles in honor of the Airbus A320s, starts at the “Green Space” on Broad Street, goes through aerospace properties, passes the Airbus A320 assembly line, continues up Runway 18/36 and finishes at the Mobile Airport Authority’s office.
To register or purchase race-day event tickets, go to www.brookley5K.com. Pre-registered runners will receive a long-sleeved Dri-Fit T-shirt. The cost is $25 in advance and includes a shirt and party ticket; post-race band party tickets only are $10 adult/$5 kids.
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