Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will host a grand opening celebration for Alexander Park on Sat., June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fun free activities for all ages.
Prior to the celebration, the J.M. Tull – Gwinnett Family YMCA will host a 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.) Get the county park PDF flyer here. A ribbon-cutting ceremony follows at 10 a.m., followed by free kid’s activities, disc golf demonstrations by the Gwinnett Disc Gold Organization and kite flying demonstrations by Suburban Atlanta Kite Enthusiasts. Food concessions will also be available for sale.
The 91-acre park features Gwinnett County’s second 18-hole disc golf course (the first is located at Lenora Park in Snellville), approximately 1.4 miles of paved multi-purpose trails, one mile crushed stone trail, playground, horseshoe pit area, three pavilions, lakeview piers, an outdoor classroom and restrooms.
“The surrounding Lawrenceville and Snellville community really took an active role in the planning of Alexander Park, from the master planning of the park to the celebration we will have Saturday. It is great to see that level of involvement,” said District 4 Commissioner Kevin Kenerly.
Funding for Alexander Park was made possible through the 2005 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and totaled $3.8 million in construction costs. The park was designed by McFarland Dyer and Associates, golf course designed by Doug Porter, construction managed by Moreland Altobelli Associates, and the contractor for the project was CMES, Inc.
Alexander Aerial Armada (a non-sanctioned event)
June 27, 2009 – Lawrenceville, GA
A casual tournament for all skill levels at Gwinnett’s newest disc golf course; a challenging and beautifully landscaped course that utilizes elevation changes, a water hazard, and a balanced mixture of forested and meadow tee shots. Get the PDF flyer here.
Alexander Park is located at 800 Old Snellville Hwy. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770.822.8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.