The City of LaGrange will begin two major park renovation projects in the next few weeks.
The first step in this process was the creation of a Master Parks Plan in 2019 – a framework and guide for the city’s decision-making. “As we recognize there is much work to accomplish, we have focused on a small number of projects as early priorities,” said LaGrange City Manager Meg Kelsey.
The first park renovation project is a replacement park of the popular Union Street Park which was acquired by GDOT during the Hamilton Road widening project. The space for the new park was identified off Hamilton Road, bordered by Colquitt and Brown Streets, not far from the former park. Amenities in this new park will include a playground and fitness equipment, walking trails, a beautiful outdoor covered stage for community events, open greenspace, adult swings, pavilions, BBQ grills and game tables. Construction is now mobilizing and has been delayed due to supply issues.
Additionally, the city has committed SPLOST dollars approved by LaGrange residents to replace playground equipment in Granger Playground at Hunnicutt Place and Granger Drive. As part of the master plan, a complete redevelopment of the park will begin on November 9th. The playground will feature all-new equipment, a “trike track”, a picnic pavilion, additional parking, a unique boardwalk structure, and a walking trail with direct connection to The Thread.
“We believe parks are essential to the fabric of our community and provide a multitude of benefits. The LaGrange City Council is committed to providing high-quality parks for its citizens and guests,” said Kelsey. “Our vision is to create unique spaces which provide personal health, visual beauty and attract both local and tourist visitors. The City Council is committed to revitalizing our city parks and realizing this vision.”
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