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Spotsylvania County Park renamed in memory of late Livingston supervisor

by | May 28, 2024 | Outdoors, Spotsylvania, Ted Schubel

Spotsylvania County has renamed Belmont Park in memory of late Livingston Supervisor, Barry Jett.  The Lake Anna area park is now officially recognized as Jett Park.

Jett Park encompasses 23 acres has a small rectangular field, walking trails and a playground.  Jett was instrumental in securing funds through donations for the purchase and installment of the playground.

“Mr. Jett cared deeply for constituents of the Livingston District and served them with unwavering commitment and passion,” said Director Kevin Brooks, Spotsylvania County Parks and Recreation. “He was very supportive of our parks and programs, even taking time from his busy schedule to plant trees at the park in the fall of 2022, along with youth volunteers and local conservation groups. Those trees will mature over the next 30 years to be admired and enjoyed by park visitors. When Mr. Jett learned that additional funding would be needed to construct a playground at the park, he reached out to the community for help and saw the project through to completion. His legacy to the community will continue for many years and in many ways.”

 

Jett represented the Livingston District on the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors from Jan. 1, 2020 – Oct. 29, 2021, and died while serving in office.  His three children, Dylan, MaKenzie and Dalton, who all attended the ceremony.

Photos courtesy Spotsylvania County

 

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