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Pickleball, splash pad, dog park: City considers development

(AP) — A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast could develop a recreational area with an amphitheater, bike trails and other attractions.

WLOX-TV reports that Gautier leaders recently heard a proposal for an area called Town Commons.

The plan includes a musical playground and fountain, fire pits, an outdoor movie screen and a splash pad. It also has boardwalks, a kayak launch, a dog park, a pavilion and tree houses. And, there are courts for pickleball, basketball, volleyball and tennis.

The development would be on city-owned land near Singing River Mall.

The first phase of the three-part development would cost about $3 million, to be paid with grants and borrowing.