Skate complex and other fun amenities now open at Bay Creek Park

Bay Creek Skate Park (Nick Scott)

Bay Creek Skate Park (Scott Crawfoord - Photo by Nick Scott)

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation recently completed construction on new fun amenities at Bay Creek Park, including a 20,000 sq. ft. skate complex, four lighted tennis courts, two lighted basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a third  playground and a pavilion.

According to Nick Scott of AtlantaSkater.com “Gwinnett County doesn’t fence in their parks. Gwinnett is kicking **s, with eight more parks on the books. Bay Creek is the first Pillar Design park in the area. The others are Wally Hollyday and Site design. Settles Bridge is a Wally Hollyday that was  changed a little, for the better, by California Skateparks and it should be open in a couple of months.” Check out their YouTube channel. We’ve also posted some photos from Nick Scott. Check out their site at atlskater.com

Bay Creek Skate Park

Bay Creek Skate Park (Chris Coffman - Photo by Nick Scott)

The 153-acre park, which opened in 2004, is home to Gwinnett’s first special needs ball field and playground, Unity Place, and also features seven baseball/softball fields, a football field with lighted track and concession building, and a one-mile of paved multi-purpose trails.

Unity Place was funded through a partnership between the Parks & Recreation department, the Grayson Athletic Association and ten Gwinnett-area rotary clubs. The playground features a special rubberized surface with wheelchair-friendly slides and swings.  The handicapped-accessible ball field, complete with wheelchair and walker accessible dugouts, is also constructed with a similar surface. The Special Populations Program offers programs for special needs children and young adults so that they can join in with other children in sports such as baseball, softball, cheerleading and basketball.

Funding for the Bay Creek Park expansion was made possible through the

Bay Creek Skate Park

Bay Creek Skate Park (Freddy - Photo by Ken Forsyth)

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and totaled $3.6 million in design and construction costs. The park expansion was designed by Jordan Jones & Goulding, Inc., construction was managed by Moreland Altobelli, Inc. and the contractor for the project was Reliant Construction Co.
This one-of-a-kind park is located at 175 Ozora Rd. in Loganville, just east of Grayson Hwy.. For more information, call 770.822.8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

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4 Comments

  1. Nick Scott

    August 21, 2009 at 22:20

    Thanks for the article. The top photo is actually Scott Crawford, the middle photo is Chris Coffman, and the bottom photo is Freddy and the photo was taken by Ken Forsyth. The top and middle photos were taken by me, Nick Scott.

  2. admin

    August 22, 2009 at 13:03

    Scott. Thanks for the heads up again. I’ve changed it on the post.
    Sounds like you’ll be at the Settles Bridge Open today. If you have video we’d like to post it from your YoutTube site. Maybe even a short write up from you. Let me know.

  3. Melissa

    May 16, 2010 at 16:16

    I have been searching all over the internet to see if parks with rivers & creeks are listed. I am not fond of lakes but I love rivers and creeks. Anyone know how I might find out this info?

  4. Kızlık bozma

    February 10, 2011 at 13:04

    I have been looking for skateparks around and finally got to find one. Thanks for sharing!

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