Park and Facility Closings

Keep up with all the latest news and information about current and upcoming closures of parks and facilities for the Leisure Services Department.  This page is updated as information becomes available, so check back often.
North Oconee River Park Bridge Replacement - Bridge Out
Facility 082 | Posted: 8:00 AM, July 18, 2017 
Contractors will begin work July 27th to remove the pedestrian bridge in North Oconee River Park and begin construction of abutments for a replacement structure. See the North Oconee River Park page for more information.
North Oconee River Greenway Closed in Dudley Park - July 12 through July 26, 2017
Facility 082 | Posted: 3:00 PM, July 11, 2017 
The Greenway will be closed inside of Dudley park for two weeks to accommodate bridge construction for the Firefly Trail. The Greenway will reopen on July 27. Reroutes around the closure are available. See the North Oconee River Park page for more information.
Lay Park Ballfield Closed for Renovations Starting July 24
Facility 184 | Posted: 2:30 PM, July 6, 2017
Field 1 at Lay Park will close July 24 as contractors begin work to regrade the infield, install technical soils to improve drainage and safety, and aerate and laser top dress the outfield. For more information see the Lay Park page.
Holland Youth Sports Sidewalk Construction at May's Field
Facility 172 | Updated: 6:00 PM, July 14, 2017 | Posted: 4:00 PM, April 11, 2016

Construction on the replacement sidewalk between the Quad Concessions Stand and Field 7 (aka May's Field) will begin July 27th and is expected to take about two weeks. For more information see the Holland Youth Sports Complex page.
Boardwalk Maintenance on ADA Interpretive Trail at Sandy Creek Nature Center - Ongoing
Facility 418 | Updated: 4:30 PM, May 31, 2017 | Posted: 12:30 PM, May 18, 2017
Crews are working to seal the recently pressure-washed boardwalk. There will be temporary closures as needed. For full details, see the Sandy Creek Nature Center page.
Southeast Clarke Park Dog Park Area 1 Open/Area 3 Closed
Facility 465/467 | Posted: Noon, April 27, 2017
On Thursday, April 27, Area 3 at the Southeast Clarke Park Dog Park was closed for rehabilitation as Area 1 reopened. For more information see the Southeast Clarke Park page.
Roadwork at Sandy Creek Park -- Phase II Complete
Facilities 292, 293, 294, 295, 307, 310, & 500 | Updated: 8:00 PM March 10, 2017 | Posted: 8:30 PM, February 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, crews completed repaving Beechtree Drive, Campsite Drive, and the Beach Service Drive. Thursday, March 9, crews restriped two parking lots and installed 107 parallel parking spaces on the loop end of Beechtree Drive converting it into a one-way road.  The next phase of roadwork is expected to begin in about a month.  For full details see the Sandy Creek Park page.
Trail Closures at Sandy Creek Nature Center -- Rehabilitation Underway
Multiple Facilities | Updated: 10:30 AM, February 26, 2017 | Posted: 07:30 AM, February 13, 2017
All trails North of Sandy Creek Nature Center have reopened following completion of the timber harvest conducted as part of the Managed Forest Project. Damage to the tread of the Kestral and Screech Owl Trails has made portions of these trails very difficult to navigate.  Rehabilitation of these trails is now underway and will continue for several weeks. For a full listing of our trails see the Trail Status page.
Demolition Underway for Old World of Wonder Playground
Facility 318 | Updated: 7:20 AM, February 21, 2017 | Posted: 9:20 AM, February 9, 2017
Demolition of the old World of Wonder Playground is underway.  For full details, see the Southeast Clarke Park page.
Firefly Expansion - Ongoing through December 2017
Facility 517 | Updated: 2:30 PM, February 13, 2017 | Posted: 2:30 PM, February 13, 2017
The first mile of multi-use paved path of the Firefly Trail is currently being constructed. Construction is staging in Dudley Park and causing some maintenance closures in the park. See the Oconee Rivers Greenway page for more information.
North Oconee River Greenway Expansion - Ongoing through December 2017
Facility 483 | Updated: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017 | Posted: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017
Construction has begun on an additional 1.28 miles of paved, multi-use path of the North Oconee River Greenway. Construction is staging in the Easley Mill parking lot. See the Oconee Rivers Greenway page for more information.
Easley Mill Parking Lot Closure - Beginning February 20, 2017
Facility 483 | Updated: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017 | Posted: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017
The Easley Mill Parking Lot will be closed to accommodate staging of construction equipment related to the North Oconee River Greenway expansion. The lot is expected to reopen in January 2018. Patrons can use the parking lot at Oconee and Poplar Street to access the Greenway and Dudley Park.

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