Major renovations project at Forsyth County park begins October 10

Kimberly Bond

(Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department recently announced that the Central Park Recreation Center renovation project begins on Monday, October 10. Teams will set up construction zones during the first stage of the renovations that will impact parking areas. Department officials have requested that the public avoid these construction areas for safety reasons.
A $7.4 million renovation project will update Central Park.(Photo/Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department)

No building closures are on the schedule yet, but the Department will announce necessary closures later in the construction process so residents can adjust their plans. Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor stated that the construction work will be done in two phases to minimize service disruptions. The team will close just one part of a building at a time in a “flip-flop operation.”
The main recreation center will gain new spaces during the renovations.(Photo/Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department)

“We’re going to try and stay open. There’ll be disruption, but we’ll still try to continue operating a segment of a building,” Pryor said.

The $7.4 million renovation project will add new meeting space, a downstairs fitness room, two aerobics rooms, and a third gymnasium to the main recreation center. The annex building, which will receive updates to its kitchen and fitness rooms, will become the new home of the Forsyth County Department of Senior Services.
Central Park has a popular playground, walking trail, and disc golf course.(Photo/Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department)

Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming. It is open daily from 7 am to 11 pm. In addition to the main recreation center and annex building, it features tennis courts, baseball and softball fields for youth and adults, soccer fields, a turf football/lacrosse field, batting cages, a playground, a 1.1-mile paved walking trail, a disc golf course, and three picnic pavilions.

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