Desoto County News

Snowden Grove Park signage to be erected

A new video board welcome sign will soon be erected to greet and inform people coming to Southaven’s Snowden Grove Park.  

Mayor Darren Musselwhite talked about the sign in his latest Mayor’s Report blog posting on the official City of Southaven website.  

The City chose to remove the old sign along Getwell Road about three years ago when the pedestrian bridge was being erected. Site challenges and the age of the old sign provided the need to remove it, with Musselwhite saying its age was nearing a time of needing costly repairs.  

Musselwhite said it was time to erect a new sign to promote upcoming park events and for advertising revenue opportunities.  

“A new 26’ X 22’ sign with a 22’ X 13’ video board has been designed with the same materials used for the bridge towers and signage,” Musselwhite said. “It will be constructed near the pedestrian entrance to the amphitheater and Springfest “Circle” on the east side of Getwell between May Boulevard and Nail Road.”

The mayor estimates the cost of the new signage to be between $300,000-$375,000. Bidding, the bid award and sign construction should be completed by the end of the year.  

“In addition to the functionality of this new sign, it will further beautify the Snowden District and add to the energy and attraction here,” Musselwhite said, adding the project is being funded completely by tourism tax revenue.