The Fultondale City Council has announced that renovations to Black Creek Park are finished.
A new concession stand and restroom facilities are now open to the public.
"We wanted to do that because the people who built that are the people who work here, and we really have some skilled people working here now," said Fultondale Mayor Jim Lowery.
Lowery said that the city plans to put a stage at the east end of the park, opposite another stage used by the Fultondale Arts Council. When it is built, the city will be able to host two events at the same time in the park. The recently-built restrooms are near where the future stage will be.
Starting on July 10, the park will once again show free family movie over six Tuesday nights.
Along with the concession stand and the restrooms are new lighting, fencing and dugouts for the ball fields. Funds were used from a $50,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
In other business, the council:
- granted a liquor license to Porky's Pride Smokehouse located on Walker Chapel Road;
- mentioned that Fultondale is cooperating with Jefferson County on a study of traffic in an effort to deal with congestion. Traffic counters have been installed at the intersection that leads to the Fultondale Promenade Shopping Center at Lowery Parkway.