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Rec center meeting scheduled for Oct. 13
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Forsyth County News
Residents will have a chance later this month to weigh in on preliminary plans for two recreation centers in south Forsyth.

The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a public information meeting on the design of the centers at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the county administration building.

Jerry Kinsey, director of the department, said in a statement that the centers are proposed for Fowler Park and the Buice property, a 43-acre site at Nichols and Old Atlanta roads that the county recently acquired with green space money.

“The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to share with residents the preliminary proposed plans for these centers and to get feedback from citizens,” Kinsey said.  

The county commission voted to build the centers in July.

Plans call for both centers to be multi-purpose facilities with each having two gym floors, meeting and classrooms, an exercise area and indoor track.

Officials have said the $7.5 million Buice center will be paid for through a mix of impact fees, 1-cent sales tax funds and the $100 million parks and recreation bond money.

The $6.5 million Fowler center will be funded with money from the parks and recreation bond and parks and recreation impact fees.

Work on the 80-acre Fowler park site at Hwy. 9 and Castleberry Road began in July.

In addition to the recreation center, plans call for soccer fields, tennis courts, walking trails, a baseball and softball complex, track and skate park.
The park could be finished by spring 2011.

The administration building is at 110 E. Main St. in downtown Cumming.