Lanierland Park expansion groundbreaking ceremony on July 9

Amy Cheribelle

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FORSYTH COUNTY, GA — Forsyth County will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion project at Lanierland Park this Friday, July 9, at 10 a.m.

This expansion project is the second phase of the park’s master plan. It is expected to be completed by fall 2022. The budget for the project was $16.5 million.

In this phase, they will be developing tennis courts, pickleball courts, baseball/softball fields, Miracle League baseball/softball fields, and football/lacrosse fieldhouses. They will also create an all-inclusive playground, hard and soft surface trails, and additional parking.

The project is consulted by Lose Design. With Astra Group Inc. as the general contractor. The project is funded by SPLOST VIII and Impact Fees.

Current amenities in the park will remain open during the construction, except for the park’s walking trails. The park is open from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. The Pavillion is available to rent for $50 per four hours or $75 for more than four hours. The park is located at 6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd., Cumming.

Lanierland Park was open four years ago, in March 2017. They have constructed four rectangular synthetic turf fields, four picnic pavilions, a playground, restroom and concession facilities, and parking at the time of the opening.

The park used to be the site of Lanierland Music Park, which closed in 2006. The county purchases 109-acre land in 2009 to build the current Lanierland Park, funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond. Amec Foster Wheeler completed the park’s design.

In 2018 the park opened a 2.6 miles trail for walking and jogging. It goes through open fields and even tree-covered areas.

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