Delays in completion of Warner Robins' Veterans Park

Delay in Warner Robins Veterans Park project

13 WMAZ told you in August about the new “Veterans Park” being built in front of Warner Robins' city hall.

The project was originally scheduled to be completed in time for Veterans Day, but now it is delayed.

Construction crews are still working diligently in front of city hall.  


The completion of the project is now pushed back 6 to 8 weeks.

But, even with the delay, Mayor Randy Toms still wants people to order bricks and engravings for the park's memorials.

“We want everybody to do that because this is going to be a big deal, it's going to be a nice park out there with the names on the pavers for those that support the military and support RAFB, especially. But also, any names of any veterans of any service branch, we really want to see their names on the walls,” said Mayor Toms in his office.

So far, about 100 people have ordered brick pavers to honor veterans and there are 125 veterans’ names ready to be engraved on the walls of the memorial.

The other focus of the memorial will be the city's piece of steel from the World Trade Center, site of the September 11th terrorist attacks.


“The main thing we want to do is spotlight that, the piece of steel. I mean we really want that to be the center point of that particular area of the park. But we also want it so it can not only been seen, but it can be touched,” explained Mayor Toms.

The Mayor says design changes and the scope of the project caused the delays, but he expects the park will be completed before the end of the year.

The city has extended the deadline for ordering a brick paver or name engraving. Your order has to be in before November 18th. Applications can be picked up at Warner Robins City Hall or online.

A brick costs $75.00 and a wall engraving is $100.00. 


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