Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation hosted a grand opening celebration for Rock Springs Park on Sat., May 16. We had so many hits on the short article I thought I’d do quick wrap-up and provide a link to the parks Master Plan (PDF)
Prior to the celebration, the Collins Hill Education Foundation held a 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9:15 a.m.. A ribbon-cutting ceremony followed at 10 a.m., followed by free activities including lacrosse demonstrations, free kids activities and crafts, tennis clinics, and a visit from the Gwinnett Braves’ mascot, Chopper.
The 114-acre Rock Springs Park, which has opened up in phases over the last several months, features a large playground, tennis center with six lighted courts, a football field with lighted walking track, a two-mile paved multi-purpose trail, soft surface trails, a suspension bridge, playground, pavilion and restrooms.
“As a youth football coach, I was happy that the Rock Springs Park football complex opened last fall – and now we’re ready to open the rest of this great park to the community,” said District 4 Commissioner Kevin Kenerly.
Collins Hill Athletic Association has already begun taking walk-up registration for their 2009 Football season. The next walk-up registration will be June 27, at Rock Springs between 10am-2pm. For other associations around the county check out Gwinnett Football’s website.
Funding for Rock Springs Park was made possible through the 2005 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and totaled $6 million in design and construction costs. The park was designed by Lose & Associates, construction was managed by Jordan, Jones & Goulding and the contractor for the project was Ace Grading Company.
Rock Springs Park is located at 550 Rock Springs Road in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770.822.8840.