The Village Park located on West 2nd St., was updated in 2001 with new playground
equipment, new fitness workout station, renovated basketball court, benches, water
fountains and much more. The approximately 1/4 mile walking track is heavily used
by Village residents. Funding for the park improvement came from a $66,610. grant
from the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources and contributions.
South Point park is great place for fun
By Teresa Moore/The Ironton Tribune
SOUTH POINT— Saturday’s sunny skies was just enough
enticement for many to get out of the house and rake leaves,
take a walk or otherwise enjoy the pleasant weather.
For seven-year-old Skylar Morrison, it was the perfect
opportunity to get in a little action at the South Point
“We come to the park quite often,” her mother, Leslie
Morrison said. “And it was such a pretty day we thought we’d
come and then we’ll go back and watch the O.S.U-Michigan
It was also an opportunity for the newest member of the
Morrison family, Sadie the beagle, to get acquainted with the
park. She joined the family only recently.
The park, with its colorful expanse of monkey bars, slides
and climbing towers, is no doubt one of the social draws of
the village, along with the picnic shelter and gazebo and the
community center, which, Leslie Morrison noted is almost
always in use.
For those who have no use for the swings and slides, park
benches offer a view of the riverfront and the boats and
barges that pass along the Ohio River. That same vicinity is
also the governmental hub of the village, as the municipal
building and police department are just down the street.
“There’s a lot to like about South Point,” Leslie Morrison
noted. “It’s a great community. Everyone is so friendly.” For
Skylar, the list of “likes” includes that playground.
“I like the big slide,” she said. And she took a spin on the
curving tower to prove it.