South Fulton to Host Public Input Meetings on Parks Master Plan

The City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department has announced a series of public input meetings as part of the Parks Master Plan process.

The meetings are scheduled for:

  • June 9, District 1
  • June 11, District 2
  • June 16, District 3
  • June 18, District 4
  • June 23, District 5
  • June 25, District 6
  • June 30, District 7

All meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Participants should register in advance via Eventbrite.

“The purpose of the parks master plan is to identify the needs and priorities of the community from a parks and recreation standpoint, and look at ways to enhance the parks system as well as programs in the community,” said Carlos Perez, the consultant leading the effort.

The public input meetings follow the distribution of a survey, also part of the master plan process, to take residents’ temperature on park facilities, services and programming.

Early findings revealed that two of the most used recreation assets in the city are Welcome All Park and Wolf Creek Amphitheater. More than one-third of residents responded that needed improvements are a barrier to using the city’s recreation facilities. And more than 50 percent of residents said that they’ve not taken advantage of programs because they don’t know what’s being offered.

Thus far, consultants are recommending the city’s parks, recreation and cultural affairs department sustain and improve performance in the areas that have been identified as high priorities by residents. Those areas include paved multi-purpose trails, indoor fitness centers, restrooms at parks, sidewalks, swimming classes, senior leisure programs, wellness programs and special events.

The final master plan report and adoption is scheduled for the end of the year.

Photo: Carlos Perez, founder of Perez Planning + Design, discusses the parks master plan process with South Fulton residents at Welcome All Park.

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