Members of the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board got an update from Director Jim Pryor to several ongoing park projects at a short meeting.
Eagle’s Beak Park
North Forsyth’s newest park, Eagle's Beak Park, has reached “substantial completion” and is planned to open later this month, though no date was given.
Pryor said the only remaining issue is with a restroom facility.
“The parking lot, the striping, the entrance, the sign, the trails, the canoe launch are all done,” he said. “The restroom building is one of those [pre-fabricated] units we’re bringing in on a truck.”
Construction began in November with an estimated cost of about $1.4 million, which was paid for with a parks, recreation and green space bond and SPLOST VI funding.
Eagles Beak will be a 230-acre passive park that will feature nature trails, parking and restroom facilities and a canoe and kayak launch to the Etowah River.
Chattahoochee Pointe Park
In late May, it was announced that Chattahoochee Pointe Park would be temporarily closed for crews to work on the park’s trail.
“The only thing that was left was the contractor had to come back and emulsify the trail, which means he is going to spray something to solidify the gravel,” Pryor said.
Pryor said there have also been issues with a portion of the trail being washed out from storm water from the surrounding neighborhood and that the issue is being addressed.
The county held a ribbon cutting for the new trail in February.
Central Park is getting new seat shades at its softball complex and new scoreboards and tiling at its rec center. All projects are expected to be completed by August.
At Sharon Springs Park, resurfacing will continue on four tennis courts that were not previously built to county standards by the contractor. Four other courts built by the contractor met standards and are re- open.
Improvements to the dog park at Windermere Park are expected to be completed by November, and resurfacing of basketball courts Sawnee Mountain Park will be done in June.