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Johns Creek City Council calls for November bond referendum for parks

July 26, 2016

ParksThe Johns Creek City Council approved a resolution at its regular meeting on Monday, July 25 that will allow citizens to vote on a parks bond in November 2016 for development of parks, and acquisition of parks and green space.

Projects funded by the bond revenue would include development of Cauley Creek Park, Technology Park Linear Park, restoration of Rogers Bridge, construction of an indoor recreation center, and acquisition of park land and green space.

The bond referendum will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. The bonds, if approved by voters, would raise an estimated $40 million to implement the Recreation and Parks Strategic Master Plan adopted by the City Council in March.

The strategic master plan provides direction for development of existing parks and guides the purchase and use of future park land. The five-month planning process included extensive community outreach with more than 1,500 individuals participating in interviews, surveys, community meetings, and social media interactions.

The plan showed popular consensus on: acquisition of additional park land; expansion of recreational facilities; addition of multi-purpose turf athletic fields; development of an indoor recreation center; expansion of facilities and programs for seniors; connectivity between parks and activity centers; a broader range of programs to serve all age groups; planning for a city-wide recreational greenway/trail system; and improvements to existing facility maintenance. 

To view the resolution, click here.

To view the projected allocation of revenue for individual parks, click here.

To view the Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan, click here.

The City will continue to update the public throughout the parks planning process via its website and various social media sites, as well as through its newsletter.  The public will have multiple opportunities to provide input and ask questions prior final approval of any plan.