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Ribbon cutting ceremony held to commemorate improvements


Improvements were recently completed at Forsyth County’s Chattahoochee Pointe, a 119-acre park located at 5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Drive in south Forsyth County. The improvements include extending the park’s existing trail to create a 5K trail and adding a new restroom building. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the project was held Friday, February 10.


“Chattahoochee Pointe is a tremendous amenity and now, with these new improvements, it will certainly be an even greater resource for our citizens,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.


Funding for the park improvements came from the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008 and by the SPLOST VI sales tax program.


“We want to thank the voters for making the improvements here possible through their support of both the SPLOST penny sales tax program and the Parks, Recreation & Green Space Bond,” said District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope, in whose district the park is located. Swope also recognized those who served before him and worked on the project, including former District 2 Commissioner Brian R. Tam.


Recognized during the ribbon cutting ceremony was the Gilstrap family who in 2015 donated approximately 20 acres of land for the park, enabling it to be enjoyed by the community for generations to come.


Also completed during the recent improvements was installation of infrastructure to facilitate a future groundwater treatment plant to be constructed on the property. Funding for this work came from the Water & Sewer Capital Improvement Fund.


The design firm for all of the recent work at the park was Hayes, James & Associates and the contractor was Steele & Associates, Inc.


Chattahoochee Pointe opened in 2012. The park borders the Chattahoochee River and features a canoe launch, two pavilions, walking trails and a river-themed nature-inspired playground. The entrance to the park is off of Old Atlanta Road, approximately 2 miles south of the intersection with James Burgess Road. Acquisition of the land for the park was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond. Construction of the parks was funded by a combination of the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond, SPLOST sales tax program and Impact Fees.

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