Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The city expanded the park land and now it's time to make plans for its use.
Tuesday, April 16
Milton added acres to Bell Memorial Park, and now the public has three chances in late April and June to give input on the proposed expansion project. The first will be held at Bell Memorial Park as part of the Hopewell Youth Association's HYA Day, the kick-off of the spring tournament, according to a news release from the city. The second and third will be held at Milton's City Hall. All three will be moderated by Milton's plan partner, Foresite Group. Meeting schedule: Additionally, staff has contacted representatives from 11 stakeholder groups representing sports leagues, trails enthusiasts, equestrians, local neighborhoods and more to conduct focused research. "We know residents want more than just rectangle and diamond fields for …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Alpharetta residents and Milton residents who enrolled last year can register beginning March 26.
Ignore the temperature outside for a minute and register your kids for the Wills Park Summer Day Camp. Registration begins Tuesday, March 26. This registration is open for all Alpharetta residents, and any Milton residents who were enrolled in last year's camp. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the Wills Park Recreation Center. City of Milton residents who were not enrolled in the 2012 day camp program have to wait a week – they may register beginning on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 a.m. Don't live in either city? Those interested in Summer Day Camp who are not residents of either Alpharetta or Milton can register in two weeks, beginning on April 9 The cost to participate in Wills Park Summer Day Camp is $125 per child for residents and $187.50 for…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The residents who attended a public meeting Thursday night told city staff what they wanted, and now it's your turn.
Milton residents who attended a public meeting to discuss ideas for a pocket park on a one-acre piece of land near City Hall don't want to be knocked down by runners, but they do like fitness stations. Interim Recreation Director Jim Cregge presented residents at Thursday night's meeting with two ideas he and his two Parks and Recreation Department employees thought were ideal for the small piece of land next to a busy intersection. Common elements of both ideas – and features Cregge promises no matter what idea residents, the Parks and Recreation Board and City Council want – include: And after his experience with Friendship Community Park between Crabapple Elementary and Northwestern Middle schools, he promises at least one pet waste …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Milton Parks and Recreation will hold an open house at City Hall to get your ideas for the approximately one-acre park.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Parks and Recreation Department will hold an open house March 21 to get public input.
The city of Milton wants to know if you want a pocket park at the corner of Deerfield Parkway and Webb Road. Provide your input Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m., when the City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department holds an open house and information session on the proposed project at City Hall. What would you put in the pocket park? What features would work best? Ideas for the roughly one-acre park purchased with MARTA funding include a veterans' memorial and walking trail with outdoor exercise stations. However, nothing is set in stone, and city officials want to hear from residents to make sure these concepts meet community expectations. "Every day we see dozens of walkers and runners on the sidewalks up and down Deerfield Parkway," said…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The chance of rain was 100 percent at 7 a.m., and drops to 83 percent at 8 a.m., but the event benefits the city's Parks and Recreation Department.
Saturday, February 23
The 2013 Milton Mayor's Run starts at 7:30 a.m. today at Kohl's on GA 9, but you can still participate (if you are reading this early in the morning). Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Walk-up registrations will be taken. Only bring cash or a check. The cost is $30, and the fee includes a quality, moisture-wicking T-shirt and plenty of food and fluids after the race. The Milton Mayor's Run starts at 7:30 a.m. sharp and for the third year will begin and end at the Kohl's in the Deerfield Place shopping center at the corner of Ga. 9 and Deerfield Parkway (click here for directions). It includes a 5K race, 1K fun run and tot trot. The race will be cool, and probably damp, with the temperature 43 degrees and a widespread chance of rain. …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Companies wanting to sponsor the annual 5K, a Peachtree qualifier, have until Monday.
Thursday, January 31
Get your paperwork filed by Monday if you still want to sponsor the 2013 Milton Mayor's Run, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Kohl's on Ga. 9. If you miss this deadline, your company won't be included in all advertising, according to Jason Wright, the city's Communications manager. There's still plenty of time to sign up to run, but it's cheaper to sign up early. The sponsorship application and packet are available online. Sponsorship levels include packages from $250 to $5,000 for title sponsors. For the third year, the Milton Mayor's Run will begin and end at the Kohl's in the Deerfield Place shopping center at the corner of Ga. 9 and Deerfield Parkway. It includes a 5K race, 1K fun run and tot trot. The race will be a …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The annual Mayor's Run will be Feb. 23, and applications already are available.
Monday, January 14
Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood had a blast at last year's Mayor's Run, and he wants everyone out there again this year. Applications and sponsorship packets for the 2013 Milton Mayor's Run, to be held at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Kohl's on Ga. 9, are now available at the City of Milton's Web site. "The last mayor's run was a blast," said Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood, who ran the race with friends and family. "I can't wait to see everyone out there with us again on Deerfield Parkway, staying fit and having fun." Participant application and sponsorship application forms are online. For the third year, the Milton Mayor's Run will begin and end at the Kohl's in the Deerfield Place shopping center at the corner of Ga. 9 and Deerfield Parkway (click here…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The city's newest park will be unveiled at the site of Christmas in Crabapple on Dec. 1
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Christmas in Crabapple this year comes complete with a gift from the city of Milton to its residents, the city's first completed park at the site of the festivities on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. Milton, in partnership with the Crabapple Community Association (CCA), presents the fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple. The city will open the park officially for the holiday party and unveil its name, and the CCA will provide activities throughout Crabapple, according to a news release from the city's Communications Manager, Jason Wright. "This is going to be a big event for the city and its residents," said Jim Cregge, interim director of parks and recreation. "It's a perfect way to celebrate the city's sixth birthday - only this time, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Residents of both cities won't have to pay higher out-of-town fees starting Dec. 1
Milton and Alpharetta will share use of their Parks and Recreation programs and facilities without having to pay higher fees in an agreement the two cities approved Monday night. As Alpharetta has more programs, it wouldn't be an even trade, at least before Milton develops more programs and park space. Milton will pay a $325,000 in 2012, with that fee expected to decrease over time as Milton creates additional facilities and programs that are utilized by Alpharetta residents. "This was really a great opportunity as far as our city residents," said Milton Council member Matt Kunz, as seen and heard on the city's live stream of its Monday, Nov. 5 council meeting. He credited the city's Parks and Recreation Commission, Alpharetta Councilman …