At a recent Macon County Commission meeting, Commissioners unanimously approved purchasing the old Parker Meadows golf course for a county park. Plans for this park include eight ball fields, four of which will be located directly across the street from Parker Farm Estates. Baseball and softball games, including 24 team tournaments mentioned at the meeting, are not exactly quiet activities. The noise from the fans, coaches, and players, as well as the constant “daylight” provided by lights that will inevitably be installed, will negatively impact all of the residents of the nice, quiet neighborhoods that border this property.
I had heard for months that negotiations were underway to sell the property, previously being developed as a 160 unit RV park, to an undisclosed buyer. The person who told me about these negotiations, evidently the only resident of the three area subdivisions “in the know,” told me he was not authorized to disclose the plans for this property until an agreement was reached.