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.
Boardwalk Closing on Cook's Trail -- Construction Underway
Facility 449 | Updated: 1:00 PM, December 2, 2016 | Posted: 7:30 AM, January 25, 2016
Construction is underway to repair a number of structural issues caused by age and environmental conditions which lead to the closure of one of the boardwalks on Cook's Trail in early 2016.  For more information see the Sandy Creek Park page.
Construction Underway for World of Wonder Replacement at Southeast Clarke Park -- Grand Opening Announced
Facility 365 | Updated: 8:00 AM, October 13, 2016 | Posted: 7:00 PM, June 8, 2016
Construction on the 2+ acre replacement for the World of Wonder Playground at Southeast Clarke Park remains on schedule with a grand opening and dedication scheduled for Friday, December 16 at 3:30 PM. For full details, see the Southeast Clarke Park page.
Winterization Scheduled to Begin Monday, November 21
System-Wide | Posted: 9:15 AM, November 10, 2016
Nighttime temperatures are beginning to fall into the 30's, and with more than 100 outdoor water fountains, showers, and spigots across the system, it's time to begin the long process of winterizing our parks to protect from freezing. Over the next few weeks, maintenance crews will shut off water and drain any and all outdoor plumbing that is not specifically designed to be freeze proof. While the parks will remain open, our outdoor plumbing fixtures will be out of service until early April after the last hard freeze. During the winter months we encourage visitors to our outdoor facilities to bring water with them in reusable containers.

For those of you looking for something a little warmer, we encourage you to drop in to any of our indoor facilities. Start a pickup game at East Athens Community Center, play pickleball at Lay Park Community Center, learn a little at Sandy Creek Nature Center, join a class at East Athens Educational Dance Center, see an exhibit at the Lyndon House Arts Center, or check out a show at the Morton Theatre! Check out all of the options in our programming guide.
Maintenance Closures Scheduled for Trail Creek Mountain Bike Trails Closed through April 2017
Facilities 402, 403, 404 | Updated: 3:00 PM, November 17, 2016 | Posted: 12:30 PM, October 19, 2016
Structural damage was discovered on the large trail bridge and it is being fully replaced by April 2017. The two smaller trail bridges on the mountain bike trails will be closed through early December for structural maintenance. For full details see the Trail Creek Park page.
Holland Youth Sports Retaining Wall Failure at May's Field
Facility 172 | Updated: 8:00 PM, November 1, 2016 | 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 began today and is expected to be completed prior to the start of the spring ball season in February.  For your safety, we ask that all park patrons stay clear of the construction area.  For more information see the Holland Youth Sports Complex page.
Greenway Bridge to Nature Center Reopens
Maintenance Continues
Facility 219 | Updated: 8:00 PM, November 1, 2016 | Posted: 7:30 AM, October 13, 2016 
The Greenway Bridge crossing Sandy Creek near Sandy Creek Nature Center reopened October 28 following the completion of work to stabilize the west abutment.  While the bridge has reopened, additional minor maintenance work will continue through mid-November but should not pose any issue for users.  For full details, see the Sandy Creek Nature Center page.
Sandy Creek Park Stair Reconstruction between Yacht Club and Beach Complete
Facility 489 | Updated: 6:45 PM, November 11, 2016
Reconstruction of the outdoor stairs between the Yacht Club and Beach at Sandy Creek Park wrapped up Monday, November 7 with installation of the new metal grabrails.  Details on the project and a photo of the completed work can be seen on the Sandy Creek Park page.

Satterfield Courts 1-3 Reopen Following Resurfacing and Fencing Project
Facility 056 | Updated: 8:00 AM, October 18, 2016 | Posted: 4:30 PM, August 16, 2016
Satterfield Park's tennis/pickleball courts are scheduled to reopen around 3 PM Wednesday, October 19 following a two week closure for contractors to resurface the courts. Windscreens for the newly renovated courts will be installed in early November. For full details see the Satterfield Park page.
Southeast Clarke Park Dog Park Area 1 Open/Area 3 Closed
Facility 465/467 | Updated: 1:00 PM, July 31, 2016 | Posted: 8:00 AM, March 4, 2016
On Monday, August 1, 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.

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