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.
East Athens Community Center Pool Opening Thursday, June 1st
Rocksprings Park Pool Opening Tuesday, June 6th
Facility 150 & 208 | Updated: 05:45, June 6, 2017 | Posted: 04:00 PM, May 26, 2017
Insufficient staffing temporarily closed the pools at both East Athens Community Center and Rocksprings Park. With more staff on board, all of our aquatics facilities are now open. Anyone interested in working at our aquatics facilities should apply online on our jobs page. For full a list of all of our aquatics facilities, see the aquatics page.
Bishop Park Covered Tennis Courts Closed 6/5-6/9 for Roof Replacement
Facility 007 | Posted: 08:30 PM, May 30, 2017
The Covered Tennis Courts at Bishop Park will be closed Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9 to facilitate work by contractors who are re-roofing the facility. For full details, see the Bishop Park 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.
New Pickleball Courts Open at Southeast Clarke Park 
Facility 324 | Updated: 4:30 PM, May 11, 2017 | Posted: 7:30 AM, April 4, 2017
Only finishing touches including windscreens and some minor amenity improvements remain in the work to convert the two tennis courts in the heart of Southeast Clarke Park into six pickleball courts.  With most of the work complete, the new courts are now open.  For full details, see the Southeast Clarke Park pages.
Construction at World of Wonder
Facility 365 | Updated: 4:30 PM, May 1q, 2017 | Posted: 2:00 PM, May 9, 2017
Contractors are beginning work to install the Gyroscope House at the World of Wonder at Southeast Clarke Park.   For more information see the Southeast Clarke Park page.
East Athens Comm Ctr Tennis Court Renovations -- Complete
Facility 153 | Updated 11:00 AM, May 4, 2017 | Posted: 7:30 AM, April 4, 2017
The tennis courts at East Athens Community Center have reopened following a rehabilitation project. For full details, see the East Athens Community 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.
Bridge Replacement on Lakeside Trail at Sandy Creek Park Complete
Lakeside Trail Reopened to Through Hiking
Facility 436 | Updated: 7:45 PM, April 20, 2017 | Posted: 12:15 PM, January 13, 2017
Work to replace Bridge 4 on Lakeside Trail at Sandy Creek Park wrapped up today restoring through-access on Lakeside Trail.  For full details see the Sandy Creek Park page.
Boardwalk Closing on Cook's Trail -- Bridge Reopened
Facility 449 | Updated: 10:00 AM, April 13, 2017 | Posted: 7:30 AM, January 25, 2016
The half-mile long boardwalk on Cook's Trail is repaired following storm damage last week. The trail is now fully open to thru-access between Sandy Creek Nature Center and Sandy Creek Park. For more information see the Sandy Creek Park page.
Trail Creek Mountain Bike Trails Bridge Replacement Complete
Facilities 402, 403, 404 | Updated: 3:00 PM, April 6, 2017 | Posted: 12:30 PM, October 19, 2016
The large trail bridge has been fully replaced. The two smaller trail bridges on the mountain bike trails will be closed in early autumn for structural maintenance. For full details see the Trail Creek 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.
Holland Youth Sports Retaining Wall Failure at May's Field
Facility 172 | Updated: 8:00 PM, March 10, 2017 | Posted: 4:00 PM, April 11, 2016
Construction to replace the failed retaining wall between Field 3 and Field 7 (also known as May's Field) at Holland Youth Sports wrapped up earlier this week. With the ball season already underway, replacement of the sidewalk connection between the Quad and Field 7 is being delayed.  For more information see the Holland Youth Sports Complex 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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