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NEW PARK COMING TO WOODSTOCK
October 24, 2017 – City Officials, together with
Greenprints Alliance, announced plans for a new park in Woodstock on Monday
evening. The yet unnamed park will be located off Trickum Road on the
east side of the City, where limited park and recreation opportunities exist.
The City has acquired a total of 40.7 acres east of Trickum road, and local
nonprofit Greenprints Alliance recently acquired 36.32 acres on the north side
of Little River. At the regular meeting of Mayor and City Council on Monday,
October 23, 2017, City Council officially approved the purchase of an
additional 24.42 acres. When fully assembled, the land will total just over one
hundred acres and will provide local residents with passive recreation
opportunities. While final amenities are open to stakeholder input and
discussion, the Greenprints Plan, approved by the City in 2008, contemplates
multi-use trail on a portion of this site.
The benefits provided by this new park include:
“We are excited to preserve this land from future
development and make it a park on the east side of our City” says Mayor Donnie
Colin Ake, Chair of the Greenprints Board of Directors says
“Greenprints Alliance is dedicated to getting people outdoors by bringing a
vibrant trail system to life. We are excited to see our acreage as a part
of a larger park and are eager to work with the City of Woodstock to plan and
implement the park.”
“The topography of the property is suitable for a passive park with amenities
including trails, pavilions, and playgrounds,” says Woodstock’s Parks and
Recreation Director Preston Pooser. "We are eager to hear from local
residents and other stakeholders at our upcoming public input meeting."
The City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department will host a Public Input
session, scheduled for Monday, December 4 at 6:00p.m., at the Chambers at City
Center, 8534 Main Street, where the public is invited to attend and express
their ideas on the park.
About Greenprints Alliance: Greenprints Alliance is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization focused on inspiring people to get outdoors by creating
a trail system that promotes wellness and connects community through outdoor
activities and living. They are focused on expanding and supporting the trail
system throughout and connecting to Cherokee County. https://greenprintsalliance.org