Billy “Bubba” Nelms
Fulton Public Works facility
200 Nolan Avenue
Fulton, Kentucky 42041
Monday – Friday 7a.m. – 4p.m.
Parks and Recreation is charged with the care and maintenance of seven City Parks and two Cemeteries. The parks system includes:
Fulton Park, largest in the system. It has four (4) baseball fields for youth, several arbors for picnics and our largest collection of playground equipment. It draws visitors from several counties in two states.
The Pontotoc Park, downtown is one of the newest. It is the center piece of the downtown business area. It includes the Pontotoc Civic Center, as well as a park that features a fountain, gazebo and memorial brick walk. This park is where most of our outdoor concerts are held and the civic center is available to the public on a rental basis for a variety of functions. The center holds 200 guests and has many conveniences.
Riceville Park, located in the Riceville addition, is a community park that allows ease of access to local residents within a short walk. Giving children a safe place to meet and play without crossing major traffic intersections. It has a basketball court, an arbor with picnic tables and playground equipment.
Benny Gordon Park, named after the late Pastor and City Commissioner, is also a community park that allows most visitors in its vicinity access by short walk. It has two basketball courts, playground equipment and an arbor with picnic tables.
Terry Norman Park, located on the site of the old Terry Norman School in East Fulton, is named after one of the founders of Fulton. While the school is no longer there, it is now a community park for the residents in this portion of Fulton. It has playground equipment.
Lohaus Field Baseball. Fulton has a long history in minor league baseball. It was home of the Fulton Railroaders, a minor league team for many years and boasted the smallest City to have a professional team. The stadium recently received a major renovation thanks to the Fulton Tourism Commission and now is home to the Fulton Bulldogs High School baseball team and the “Fulton Express” a local American Legion baseball team. The new stadium reminiscent of the early days of baseball is a covered wooden structure and has a seating capacity of 500.
Weaks Nature Trail, donated by the Parks Weaks family, is a two-mile walking trail off Stephen Beale Drive. It was set aside as a place to view nature while still in the City. Located adjacent to Fulton High School, it was also designed to provide school children an outdoor classroom for science of field trips. The walking trail is a natural base trail with a variety of tree, plants, birds, animals and insects for enjoyment of study. It features an outdoor classroom and a picnic table with an elevated view.
The City of Fulton Water Department provides safe drinking water to City residents and residents of the Southwest Water District in Fulton and Hickman Counties. Chorine gas is utilized for disinfection, lime is added for ph adjustment and fluoride is added per Commonwealth of Kentucky standards. All water testing is conducted by a state approved laboratory. The total production capacity is 1.5 million gallons per day and the City has an approved well-head protection area.
The Water Department personnel maintain current State Certifications and training as prescribed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to insure the safest water quality available.
The City has just completed three (3) separate water projects totaling $1.2 million to upgrade our water facilities. Two of our elevated water storage tanks were lead abated and painted. One of these received a new circulation pump. A new clear well, to treat potable drinking water, was also constructed.
|Source||Size Mains||Elevated Tank
|2 deep wells
|4” to 14”||850,000 gals.||300,000 gals.||850,000 gals.||80/100 lbs psi||56oF|
The Gas Department maintains and services a 25lb. gas system with 40 miles of main line. Our source of gas is Texgas. The City works directly with Enercon in Owensboro, KY to purchase gas and provide its customers with the lowest rate possible. Our personnel are trained in all aspects of Natural gas operations, including construction of pipelines, inspection procedures, pressure regulations and all other daily requirements for the operation and safety of the system and its customers. Our personnel are certified and meet “Operation Qualifications” guidelines as set forth by the U. S. Department of Transportation
The Street Department maintains approximately 40 miles of streets and several miles of alleys in the City limits. This includes street sign repair and maintenance, street maintenance, street cleaning and maintenance of right of ways.
The City of Fulton Wastewater Department is a class II treatment facility with two aerated lagoons totaling approximately 40 acres, eight sewage lift stations, and forty miles of sewer mains. It has a maximum discharge rate of up to 1.88 million gallons per day with an average monthly discharge of 600,000 gallons. Personnel are certified as “Class II Wastewater Operators” by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The department has an approved pre-treatment program currently contracted to Russ & Associates of Central City, Kentucky.