Thursday, January 31, 2013
Neighboring Forsyth County closed its entire Greenway system today after Wednesday's storms.
Allpharetta has parts of its Big Creek Greenway trail – and even a parking lot – blocked or closed due to flooding that stems from Wednesday's severe thunderstorms. "Areas of our trail at Haynes Bridge and North Point Church overpass are not passable and have been blocked due to flooding in those areas," said James Drinkard, assistant city administrator. The Haynes Bridge parking lot has also been closed due to flooding. "All other areas of the trail are open at this time; however, we encourage everyone to use caution on the trail, as many areas are built within floodplains," Drinkard said.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Birmingham Park would add ball fields and a community center in the long term, but short-term plans would include expanding Bell Memorial Park.
Birmingham Park would add fields for baseball, soccer and lacrosse, plus tennis, basketball and volleyball courts in a draft master plan for the park. Of course being an equestrian community, acres of space and even more for trails would be set aside. The city revealed the master plan draft for its parks and trails on Monday, April 16 in City Hall. The plans for Birmingham Park and additions to other parks were part of the plan. It is a 30-year plan that splits park development into long and short term system improvements, and developed with community input. "There's a fundamental question when you develop a master plan. What you have, what you want, what you need," said Chris Kingsbury, a plan consultant from Moreland Altobelli …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Residents get another chance to tell city consultants what they want for Milton's parks, trails and recreation programs.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Milton residents can see the results of their input in a draft of the city's Parks and Recreation Master plan when it's unveiled at a town hall meeting April 16 at 7 p.m. The plan includes the draft Birmingham Park Master Plan and draft Trail Plan revisions. This town hall meeting will take place in City Council Chambers at Milton's City Hall. "All the previous public meetings, all the surveys and studies, they have culminated in what we will present April 16," said department Director John Rebar. "I urge everyone who came to one of the earlier meetings, or filled out a needs assessment survey, or ever expressed interest in the future of Milton's Parks and Recreation system, to attend this meeting." Rebar said plan consultants Moreland …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Two meetings after the holidays gear up a process that started with a survey of every resident last year.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Milton residents are needed to help plan the city's parks and trails. Meetings are begin scheduled Nov. 29 and 30 to kick off the city's Parks and Recreation planning process, said John Rebar, director of the department. Both meetings will take place in City Council Chambers at Milton's City Hall. "This planning process is a must if Milton's residents are to have the parks, programs and green spaces they want very badly," said Rebar. Rebar said on Thursday, Nov. 17 the department held a series of focus meetings, including one with the Crabapple Communication Association, which he said were "really an opportunity for our stakholders, focus groups to sit down and speak directly to the consultants." These meetings are in addition to the …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Trail underneath new bridge on Kimball Bridge Road completes the length of the Greenway.
The orange safety fencing and black silt fences remain since it's still a construction zone, but all eight miles of the Big Creek Greenway are connected again with the opening of the new Kimball Bridge Road connection. Alpharetta announced today, Sept. 23, the opening of a new pedestrian passageway on the greenway trail underneath Kimball Bridge Road. This project was completed almost two weeks earlier than initially projected and provides greenway users full access to the city’s trail system, according to the release by James Drinkard, assistant city amdministrator. Alpharetta’s Greenway trail stretches from Marconi Drive (off Windward Parkway) south to Mansell Road, where it connects to Roswell’s trail system. With the completion of the …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The northern end of the greenway has been extended to Marconi Drive.
Alpharetta's Big Creek Greenway grew by another 4,435 feet on Monday as the city cut the ribbon on a section connecting Webb Bridge Parkway to Marconi Drive. The city spent $1.7 million on designing and building this 0.84-mile section, which had its own challenges. It has the largest bridge on the greenway at 121 feet. And the 90-foot culvert under Webb Bridge Road is the largest in the system also. The greenway, which began in 1995, now extends for 8.2 miles from Marconi Drive in the north to Mansell Road in the south. But since it connects to the Roswell trail system at Mansell Road, those out for recreation have even more miles of trail to access. Jaeger Company-J.B. Trimble designed this latest section of the greenway, and JJE …