Bedford Parks Department Board Welcomes New Member

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Parks Department Board welcomed Jo Underwood as a new member on Tuesday afternoon.

During her first meeting she was welcomed with residents voicing their opinion regarding Wilson Park becoming a dog park.

Underwood is a former school teacher and softball coach at Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Jo Underwood

Barry Jeskewich gave the Bedford Parks Board members an update on what has been happening throughout the parks system.

  • Serv-Pro has made an initial inspection of the Red Brick and reports some asbestos and some lead paint will have to be dealt with. The Red Brick is being rehabilitated after a fire earlier this year.
  • Proposed budgets for 2021 have been turned in to the Bedford Clerk-Treasurers Office
  • The leases on golf carts will be coming due and officials will be asking for sealed bids for next month’s meeting.
  • Some work on the stone wall at Otis Park is being done across from Brook Knoll.
  • Sanitizers for all parks department facilities are back in place.
  • The correct border has arrived for Brookside Park. This project is almost completed and the next upgrade to playground equipment will be at Thornton Park.

Gary Dorsett gave the members an update on upcoming events:

  • Riley Hospital For Children Benefit will be held this weekend (August 22nd -23rd) at Murray Park in Bedford. Men’s and Co-Ed with a 6/4 Entry Fee: $200. The deadline to enter is August 19th by 4:00 p.m. HR derby $20.00 per hitter. HR brackets include 3 per team $15.00 each following U.S. Softball rules. For more information call 812-275-5692.
  • Bedford Softball Association Murray Madness Power Series Men’s and Women’s August 29th and August 30th. All-day games to replace this year’s Allnighter. Cost $300, deadline to enter August 24th or first 20 teams paid & first women’s team paid.