Bradley Park began with a donation of land in 1996 from Dr. Nancy Haller and has grown over the years based mostly on donations and grants. The Stage Building was built with a Parks & Tourism grant with donated labor from the Blue Grass Festival Committee. Adventure Subaru donated $30,000 towards the baseball field, Yeager’s Junction gave funds for the dugouts, the Bushnell Family, Ozark Café, Anstaff Bank…the list goes on and on of business support, which along with community support has made the park an outdoor community center for all.
Steve Hicks, Recreation Program Director, recruits children from throughout the county for baseball, softball and soccer programs, and with the help of volunteer coaches and parents, the program, in its second year, is growing.
Bradley Park Fields are the home fields for the Jasper Pirates softball and baseball teams.
Adults play Sunday afternoon ball. Volleyball is available along with tennis, and basketball. The park is used by many senior citizens for walking. Swimming and kayaking in summer, birthday parties at the pavilion, festivals, etc. are just some of the many activities occurring in Bradley Park.
Jacob Collins, groundskeeper, and volunteer Donald Payne, work hard to keep the park in great shape. The Pavilion may be reserved for family reunions, birthday parties, etc. by calling City Hall.