The Narrows Town Park, or "The Boom", is located on five acres situated between Wolf Creek and Park Drive in Narrows. Many of the locals call the park "The Boom" because loggers used to float logs down to the Mill Pond, located a small distance from the park, to be cut into boards. As the logs arrived at the pond, they banged against other logs already in the water, producing a loud boom. The area where the park is was known for the volume of the "booms" created by the logs, thus calling it "The Boom".
The park offers a volleyball court, two lit tennis courts, two basketball courts, a bath house with full bathroom facilities, and a variety of new playground equipment. There is also a swimming area along Wolf Creek. Due to budget constraints, there are no lifeguards at the park and swimming is at your own risk. The park is officially operational from May 1st through September 30th.
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There are two 25' X 72' picni shelters and one slightly smaller shelter that are available for the public to rent for family reunions, birthday parties, and other events at the Narrows Town Park. The following outlines the shelter rental policy:
All reservations for rentals must be made during the same calendar year as the rental date. The name and contact information of a responsible party will be required at the time a reservation is placed.
The responsible party named on the rental reservation will be required to make sure the shelter used is clean and free of litter at the conclusion of the event.
A fee will be required for all individuals and/or groups requesting a picnic shelter rental unless otherwise stated in this policy. The Town Manager may, at his discretion, waive the rental fee when he deems necessary. Payment of the rental fee must be paid prior to the use of the picnic shelter. The rental fee is non-refundable unless a special exception is approved by the Narrows Town Council.
|Lower & Upper Shelters:|
|Whole Day - $65.00||Half Day - $35.00|
|Whole Day - $50.00||Half Day - $25.00|
All churches and civic organizations located with the Narrows corporate limits are permitted 2 picnic shelter rentals free of charge per calendar year. A record will be kept at the Town office of all rentals of this nature. Any church or civic organization wishing to rent a shelter more than twice a year will be required to pay the regular rental fee for each subsequent use.
The Giles County School Board is permitted 10 picnic shelter rentals free of charge per calendar year. A record will be kept at the Town office of all rentals of this nature. If the Giles County School Board wishes to rent a shelter more than ten time a year, they will be required to pay the regular rental fee for each subsequent use.
For all shelter rentals that are granted free of charge, the responsible party named on the rental request is required to make sure that the shelter used is clean and free of litter after being used. A dumpster is located at the middle shelter for disposal of all garbage.
All decorations used during a shelter rental are to be secured by using small pushpins. Under no circumstance is tape of any kind to be used to place decorations in the shelter. The responsible party named on the rental reservation will be required to make sure that all decorations and pushpins are removed at the conclusion of the event.
The use of alcohol or illegal substances is not permitted at the Narrows Town Park.
Behavior by individuals judged to be disruptive or detrimental to the peaceful operation of the Narrows Town Park will not be tolerated.
If you are interested in reserving a shelter, please call the Narrows Municipal Office at 540-726-2423.