By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

SPLOST funds to build new Level Creek Park

(Lawrenceville, Ga.) –A new active community park will be built soon to serve the recreational needs of the Lanier school cluster and Sugar Hill area in northern Gwinnett County. Funds from the 2009 SPLOST will pay for the $10.8 million contract commissioners approved Tuesday with low bidder Astra Group Inc.

The 67-acre Level Creek Park will have a multipurpose field complex, central concessions/restroom building, walking track, six lighted tennis courts, interactive fountain, picnic pavilion, playground and paved trail. Construction of a youth football press box will be funded by the Lanier Athletic Association. District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks said, “We are happy to have community partners like the Lanier Athletic Association to help us provide needed recreational facilities and programs for our youth.”

More than half of the park’s total acreage will be preserved. Multiple tributary streams descend through upland hardwood forest to the park’s primary stream, Level Creek, and a one-mile loop of natural surface footpath will provide access to the preserved area.

Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “I am grateful to Gwinnett voters for their support of the SPLOST sales tax programs that provide funding for needed capital projects like this one.”

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, the number one parks and recreation agency in the state of Georgia and a finalist for the top award presented by the National Recreation and Park Association this year, operates 46 parks and recreation facilities. Information can be found at http://www.gwinnettparks.com.