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Revised plan for Lanierland Park approved
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Forsyth County News

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board voted 3-0 on Tuesday night to approve a revised master plan for Lanierland Park.

“We had to put a septic field in and that took up some of the land,” said Tommy Bruce, parks interim director. “[We] had everything in there, but we just had to move it around.”

The new park in northeast Forsyth, formerly the site of a popular concert venue, will feature four fields, a recreation center, tennis courts, playgrounds, spray-pad, archery range and four baseball fields with batting cages.

The plan was shown to the county commission during a work session earlier in the day, and will be up for approval during the next work session.

The board also was updated on the other planned parks: Sawnee Mountain Preserve, Eagle's Beak Park and Matt Community Park.

The preserve soon will go out to bid for contracts to add a parking lot, two picnic shelters, hiking trails and playground.

Eagle's Beak is going through permitting review and issues related to its entrance. Once completed, the park will feature a canoe launch on the Etowah River.

Matt is also dealing with issues with its entrance and topographic surveying work. Plans call for four rectangle fields, a pavilion and hiking trails.

The preserve likely will be finished first, followed by Eagle's Beak, Matt Community and Lanierland.