Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Section of Rock Springs Park to Open Saturday

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will open up a section of the new 114-acre Rock Springs Park in Lawrenceville this Saturday. Open will be the new football field with a lighted walking track, a concession building, press box, and two miles of paved multi-purpose trails.

Collins Hill Youth Athletic Association will play their football games at the park this Saturday as well and will run their football and cheerleading programs out of the park. The association sold honorarium/memorial bricks to fund the purchase of a P.A. system for the football program.
The remainder of the park will open by the end of the year and will feature six lighted tennis courts, a playground and a pavilion.
Construction of the park was funded through the 2005 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

“Rock Springs is considered a ‘sister’ park to nearby Collins Hill Park, “ said Sharon Plunkett, Division Director of Operations for Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. “Both parks complement each other’s offerings and give us a way to serve the citizens and the strong youth athletic association at the park that has been in existence for many years.”

The park was designed by Lose & Associates. Inc. and the contractor for the project is ACE Grading Company, LLC.

Rock Springs Park is located at 550 Rock Springs Rd. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.