ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — For several months , some Ashford parents have rallied for improvements to be made to the Ashford Recreational Park.
Back in April, community members first began the “Stay and Play” movement, voicing their concerns to city council.
Now, those concerns have been heard.
“Things have changed a lot,” said Parent Board President Jeremy Enfinger. “We’ve developed a parent board we’ve got the concession stand back up and ready to go we’re serving food we’re serving hamburgers hot dogs, chili dogs.”
Jeremy told WDHN his board has caused engagement within the community to increase.
“Since we’ve established the parent board we’ve gotten a lot more involvement and a lot more volunteers to come down here to the park to come out and help it’s been really good,” Enfinger said.
Members say this didn’t just impact Ashford parents. It also impacted their children who were eager to play again.
Now we’re hosting the subdistrict, I think this is helping Ashford more than it ever has and all these kids get to come play now,” said Jeremy’s son, Tucker Enfinger.
With new work done to the fields, the board kicked the subdistrict off with its second game of the night.
“We’re doing a boys 8U All Star tournament for the subdistrict,” Enfinger said. “There’s 10 teams down here and all the kids have been having a great time out here playing ball.”
“It’s been very beneficial for us to get down here and work and just see the progress we’ve made,” said Parent Board Vice President Jarrod Enfinger.
The Enfingers plan to bring more games to the park like softball.