The Johns Creek Community
Johns Creek was incorporated in 2006. It is a suburban community of approximately 76,728* people in a 32 square mile area located 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. The City government provides the majority of services, including Police and Fire. It has a City Council/City Manager form of government.
An active adult center – Park Place at Newtown School – was opened in 2011 in a renovated 1929 four-classroom schoolhouse. The center is open Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday until noon, with a variety of fun, helpful, and interesting activities.
A section on alarms and emergencies provides 9-1-1 / emergency information, animal control contacts, City Call Center operation and use, how to sign up for the CodeRED emergency notification system, alarm registration information, how to sign up for a household Smart911 safety profile, and utility emergency numbers in the event of a utility emergency.
Facts about city services, permits, code enforcement, public safety, neighborhood meetings, events and other pertinent information are listed in City Information. Also in this section: mass transportation options and major routes for getting around Johns Creek, and local media outlets.
The City has a Citizens Advocate on staff to assist with a range of issues, including questions about Social Security, Medicare, Veterans benefits, and seniors' rights. Other community resources available to serve residents, visitors and businesses include a community garden libraries, cultural and medical facilities.
The community enjoys a number of free events. Founders Day is actually a week-long annual celebration of the city's official incorporation on Dec. 1, 2006. Community Safety Day, Movies at Newtown Park and Public Works Day are family favorites, while Breakfast with Santa and the spring Easter Egg Hunt cater to our youngest citizens. The Fall Family Festival, Farmers Market, Summer Concerts and Johns Creek Arts Festival have something for everyone. And for your furry BFF, check out 'Pup-a-Palooza' at Newtown Dream Dog Park.
The Chattahoochee River borders the length of Johns Creek, providing a diversity of leisure activities in addition to golf and tennis. With a mild climate, these are pretty much year-round sports and two of the most popular reasons why people relocate here.
Johns Creek is known for its vibrant neighborhoods, the majority of which have been developed since the 1980s. For many years, the area was a rural farming community.
The 10,600-square-foot open-air Newtown Park Amphitheater was opened in 2014 and provides a venue for concerts, with up to 400 seats under cover, and another 1,000 seats on its terraced grass surroundings.
If you want to serve Johns Creek, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including the annual Founders Day Parade, Recreation and Parks' special events, Farmers Market, Park Place at Newtown School (Johns Creek's active adult center) and more.
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