Milton's first brand new park opens on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Crabapple in a celebration that ties in with the fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple.
"We've got nearly two acres of space, we have walking trails, we have open play space," said Interim Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge.
A playground and a pavilion round out the park amenities.
This pocket park is a partnership with Fulton County Schools. Nestled between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle schools, it will be used by both. The middle school will use it as a classroom while the elementary school will use it as a playground.
That brings up an important point: The park will be closed to the public while school is in session. But after school, on weekends and during the summer and school breaks it will be open.
You'll have to wait until Saturday to learn what the park will be named. The city will unveil the park's name during its opening ceremonies at 2 p.m.
Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, Crabapple Crossroads Principal George Freibreger and members of Milton City Council will be joined by children from the surrounding schools at the park opening.
Christmas in Crabapple
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-5 p.m.
At the new Crabapple park, with horse drawn carriage and trolley rides to downtown Historic Crabapple.
The City of Milton, in partnership with the Crabapple Community Association (CCA), is presenting the fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple at Milton's first completed park. CCA will provide activities not just at the park, but throughout Crabapple.
Activities at the park will include Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday music favorites, bounce houses, a bonfire with s'mores and hot chocolate, a holiday train circling the park and horse drawn carriage and trolley rides to downtown Crabapple.
Plus, there will be a special giveaway for all the good boys and girls who come to the park opening while supplies last.
In historic downtown Crabapple, the CCA is offering photos with Santa Claus at Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts, music, a bonfire and the return of the "North Pole Passport" program featuring local businesses, according to a release from Milton Communications Manager Jason Wright.
Click here for directions to the park, located at 12785 Birmingham Highway between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle schools. Click here for directions to historic downtown Crabapple.
For more information on either of these holiday events, email special events coordinator Angela Thompson or call her at 678-242-2530.
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