Northport approves land purchase for potential recreation spot

City Of Northport

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Elise Anzaldua

The city of Northport is looking to improve its quality of life services for the community.

On Thursday, Northport City Council approved the purchase of 151 acres of land, located east of Rose Boulevard and west of 70th Avenue, that will be used to expand its recreational facilities. The land is being purchased for $700,000 from the Solid Waste Authority.

But the council hasn’t yet come to a final decision on what, exactly, the land’s purpose will be. One popular potential that’s been thrown around is a water park.

Northport City Council President Jeff Hogg said the 2020 Northport election is what encouraged the support for creating more recreational activities for families.

“We saw that the citizens really came out and supported recreational usage during the election,” said Hogg. This made the council really want to step forward to provide that for our citizens.”

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