October 24, 2017
The City of Johns Creek’s first synthetic turf field opened for play on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Funded by the parks bond, which was approved by voters in November 2016, the lacrosse field at Newtown Park has been converted to synthetic turf.
The soccer field at Newtown Park and main field at Shakerag Park are both currently undergoing conversions to synthetic turf.
Synthetic turf field installation is consistent with the recommendations of the Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan. Additionally, the new turf fields at both locations will allow the upcoming sports seasons to occur with minimal disruption and will enable leagues to increase their play time in conditions that would have otherwise been lost to rain.
The Johns Creek Parks Bond will also be used in the build out of the City’s five recently purchased parks, which more than doubled its available parkland over the past two years. Construction design documents are moving forward for the pocket parks on State Bridge and Bell and Boles roads, the neighborhood park on Morton Road, and for the linear park in Technology Park. The City is still reviewing options for its largest park of nearly 200 acres, which is located along the Chattahoochee River, and will continue to work with the public before the City Council determines its final design concept.