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Shiloh Park progress amazes supervisors

Tim Smith, director of Parks and Recreation department, at Shiloh Park with a drawing of the facility’s plans.

Anyone who ever dropped off trash at the old King George landfill, off State Route 205, might be surprised to see the land being transformed into a park.

Members of the Board of Supervisors certainly were.

“I’m just amazed at what this looks like, compared to a few years ago,” said Supervisor Cedell Brooks Jr. “It’s a great asset to the people of Shiloh [District] after they lived with the landfill for those all those years and were promised a park.”

The new facility is named Shiloh Park and its first phase costs $1.29 million. The big hole on the property, where trash was removed and taken to the current landfill, will become a bowl-shaped design with baseball and soccer fields and a court for tennis, basketball and street hockey. There will also be shelters for picnics.

Trails and a playground eventually will be added, along with lights, concessions and bathrooms, said Tim Smith, director of the King George Parks and Recreation Department.

Excavation work at the site is behind schedule by almost a month because of the wet summer. County officials expect to use the new park next fall.