Glenlake Park Improvement Update

A message from Hugh Saxon, Asst. City Manager:

Work is underway on the Glenlake Park Improvements. A master plan of improvements to Glenlake Park was approved by the City Commissioners in February, 2008, after an extensive public involvement process. Construction began on a new bathhouse in late 2008 and was finished this summer.

Work on the rest of Phase 1 of the park improvements started in March, 2009. New walking trails, pedestrian bridges, a new multi-purpose pavilion, improved dog park, and renovated athletic fields will provide a wide variety of activities in the park and enhance active living opportunities for Decatur residents. A restored stream corridor and several new storm drainage improvements will improve water quality, help reduce downstream flooding and allow the stream to become an integral part of the park experience.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009. The total project budget is $3 million from the Capital Bond Fund. The Glenlake Park Improvements were designed by jB+a Landscape Architects of Atlanta. The general contractor for the Glenlake Bathhouse is Georgia Development Partners of Atlanta. The general contractor for the Glenlake Park Improvements is Sports Turf Company of Whitesburg.

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