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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County has scheduled public ceremonies to mark the opening of each of its two new recreation centers in south Forsyth.

The facility at the future Old Atlanta Park will debut at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fowler Park Recreation Center will follow with a dedication at 2 p.m. Feb. 20.

Each center is about 42,000 square feet and features two gymnasiums, a walking track, exercise rooms and office space.

Winter Construction was awarded the contract for the facilities, estimated to cost about $9.9 million, though the total should be less, park officials have said.

The funding came from the parks, recreation and green space bond voters approved in 2008, as well as impact fees charged to developers.

The Old Atlanta Recreation Center is at the corner of Nichols and Old Atlanta roads. The property was also purchased through the bond referendum.

The green space park on the site is expected to open in June.

Nearly a year since it debuted, Fowler Park at 4110 Carolene Way, near where Castleberry Road and Hwy. 9 meet, will be home to the Fowler Park Recreation Center.

The county currently has one recreation center, which is at Central Park on Keith Bridge Road in north Forsyth.