57: Athens West Park

Project Description from submission form

Athens West Park will provide a recreational and leisure service facility on the west side of Athens which is not available now to our residents including our underserved and low-income communities.  It will be all inclusive for children, seniors and persons with disabilities.  Bringing the community together, Athens West Park will have a playground, (5) football size multi-purpose turf fields, (2) pickleball courts, (6) bocci ball courts, (2) wet buildings with storage and small concession areas, ¼ mile track, dog park and community center.  It will have playground and athletic equipment for individuals with disabilities.  A paved trail, with scattered benches will wind throughout the park among trees connecting the playground, fields and (3) pavilions.   A multi-use community center will be used as a senior center as well as indoor athletic and youth programs.   The center will have meeting rooms with AV equipment and a kitchen.  The location will be on the westside of Athens in the general vicinity from Epps Bridge Pkwy to Oconee County, west to the Caterpillar facility and north to Tallassee Rd.  The park will be 50+ acres with minimal changes to topography.

Estimated Cost:  
SPLOST 2020 Budget
$44,283,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
$769,000
Alternate Project Budget
$1,810,000

Project Presentation Video

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