Jack Greene Park
The first project will take place at Jack Greene Park - the park near the amphitheater and county courthouse. The work will be done at the back side of the park near the creek. Altar’d State has contracted with Carex Design Group to carry out a beautification project on its property. In order to access the property, equipment and materials will be transported into the park entrance and portions of the park area will be used for staging. The back trail near the creek will be closed while the project is in progress – approximately six to eight weeks. The front trail nearest the pavilion and stage will remain open unless temporary closure is needed to move equipment. The project is expected to begin October 9 and last through November. City Manager, Greg McClain said, “Altar’d State has a vision to enhance the park space through a large-scale landscaping plan on their property adjacent to the park. We believe this will create a wonderful environment and enhance the park’s natural beauty.”
Sandy Springs Park
The second project will stabilize the severely eroded streambank in the Sandy Springs park area. This project will require rerouting of the trail as needed around Sandy Springs Pavilion to repair approximately 1,100 feet of the Pistol Creek bank along the Greenway trail from Best Street toward South Cedar Street. Engineers will install shot rock and Class C riprap (natural boulders) and plant native vegetation which will reestablish, strengthen and stabilize the bank of the creek while maintaining a natural look. The work will provide stability of the land surrounding the creek and help keep sediment out of the creek, improving the aquatic environment. Contractors expect to stage and mobilize October 16 and begin work October 23. Completion is estimated by November 17 depending on weather. McClain said, “Stewardship of the stream banks is an important part of our park efforts and this location has been a focus for us for some time. This will be a substantial improvement to this section of the trail which has been loved so well by its visitors.”
For more information about the Jack Greene Park project, contact Angie Luckie at 273-3504. For information on the stream bank stabilization project, contact Brian Boone at 273-3505.