Ledbetters to donate ‘Rome’s Central Park’ back to the city

By December 18, 2017Press Release

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 The Ledbetter Family is donating back to the city of Rome as greenspace the 80 acres of property off Riverside Parkway they bought a year ago. “This is a mind-blowing event,” Mayor Jamie Doss said Monday after the city commission approved some contractual details.

As Riverside Parkway Partners, LLC, the local developers purchased the land on the corner of Turner McCall Boulevard for a retail center. The $600,000 buy, in December 2016, followed more than 10 years of environmental review that cost the company a little over $1.3 million.

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