John Creek opens first park that’s the city’s very own

Johns Creek city officials, staff and parks advisory committee members cut the ribbon to officially open Morton Road Park.
Johns Creek city officials, staff and parks advisory committee members cut the ribbon to officially open Morton Road Park.

Credit: City of Johns Creek

Credit: City of Johns Creek

Johns Creek officials have cut the ribbon to officially open Morton Road Park – noteworthy in that it’s the first park the city didn’t inherit from Fulton County when it was incorporated in 2006.

The city acquired four acres of undeveloped land for the pocket park in 2015 and in January awarded a $2.1 million park construction contract to PRO Building Systems.

The park is on the north side of East Morton Road just east of State Bridge Road. It has a pavilion, picnic shelter, play structures, a multi-use path, a half basketball court and an open lawn.

The Nov. 18 ribbon-cutting ceremony involved Mayor Mike Bodker, Mayor Pro Tem Lenny Zaprowski, Council members John Bradberry, Chris Coughlin, Stephanie Endres and Erin Elwood, members of the Recreation & Parks Advisory Committee, and city staff. Information: https://bit.ly/3kTNEqR

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