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

Tweet 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 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 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...

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Special Need Parks in Gwinnett

Tweet Gwinnett County has committed itself to providing a safe and secure environment to enhance the quality of life for all Gwinnett County residents. Their goal is to “build self-esteem and self-confidence through inclusiveness.” With just a one week notice, county staff will accommodate a participant with disabilities. When registering for through their on-line system please check the appropriate box. • Various parks feature inclusion-based features • Paved multi-purpose trails are all handicap accessible • Aquatic centers feature grab bars for handicap access • Picnic and game tables that accomodate wheelchairs Bay Creek Park 175 Ozora Road, Loganville Handicapped-accessible ball field Playground for children with special needs Special Needs Athletic League: Grayson Athletic Association www.gaasports.org Duncan Creek Park Playground with handicapped-accessible features 3700 Braselton Highway, Dacula Peachtree Ridge Park 3117 Suwanee Creek Road, Suwanee Handicapped-accessible ball field Playground for children with special needs Special Needs Athletic League: Peachtree Ridge Youth Athletic Association www.pryaa.com Pinckneyville Park 4758 S. Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross Special Needs Athletic League: Norcross Soccer Association...

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