Corner is an interesting community. It sits in the corner of 3 counties, and of all the communities that border Corner, it is the only community that is not incorporated. In other words, Corner does not have a post office, city hall, or municipalities that take care of community concerns. This means the community has to be run and maintained by the families who live here. But this has never stopped people from moving here. At one time, Corner was the #1 place to buy a house in the state of Alabama. Because the community is run and maintained by the residents, our county schools heavily rely on PTO and parent involvement to help carry out their endeavors. Because of this responsibility, Corner has not really advanced in the area of community projects that meet community needs because we are so overwhelmed with the needs of our children. The county did build a new high school, but beyond that there has not been much in the way of progress. We believe this creates an incredible opportunity for any church to step up and serve the families in our community. We believe HighPoint can meet a serious need this community desperately needs.
There is a great need for a local Family Park. Corner does not have what constitutes as a park designed just for the family. While Corner does have what the Community Park, it serves more as a recreational park for sports. What the community needs is a Family Park that is purely for the family. A Family Park is nothing more than playgrounds, gazebos, picnic tables, a meadow for frisbees, kites, and backyard football. We would also install an exercise walking track around the perimeter of the park. This Initiative would function as a safe place for families to come and be lazy, get in some needed exercise, and/or just let their children play. The gazebos are large and can be reserved for birthday parties or family gatherings. This Initiative will require some serious benefactors as we will need to implement an administrative plan internally that syncs with the office and we will need to purchase land and then develop it. Currently we are in talks with purchasing the land across the street from the church. We are interested in this piece of property because this would make the park visible from County Line Rd. Also in conjunction with The Cobb Initiative, this would help create a manicured look for people as they come down Morris Cobb. It could also create overflow parking for the church if it is ever needed. We can’t think of a better place for families to enjoy each other than right under the shadow of our church. This initiative will take time to fund, but it will be certainly worth it and a community game changer as well.