By Keysha Drexel
Overton Park in Mountain Brook will be closed the week of Sept. 15 for work on a memorial to a 3-year-old resident who passed away in November.
The Mountain Brook Park Board is working with a group of residents to renovate a portion of the playground at Overton Park to serve as memorial to the late Cam Cole, the son of Lauren and Cameron Cole.
According to his obituary, no medical reason could be found for the preschooler’s death on Nov. 11 of last year.
“Cam loved Jesus, asking his parents if he could go ‘visit Jesus’ the day before his death,” the obituary reads.
To honor the life of the little boy, the renovated section of the playground at Overton Park will be known as Cam’s Corner.
Shanda Williams, Mountain Brook’s park and recreation superintendent, said the renovation work will start Sept. 15 and that with the exception of the tennis courts, the park will be closed through 3 p.m. Sept. 19.
A dedication for Cam’s Corner will be held Sept. 20 from 9:30-11 a.m., Williams said.
“Overton Park will not be closed (for the dedication ceremony), but we are asking the public to be respectful to the family and friends of Cam Cole during this time,” she said. “After the ceremony, everyone is welcome to enjoy Cam’s Corner.”