Acworth announces first phase of park openings

Beginning at 5 p.m. April 24, Acworth city officials will gradually increase access to city parks.

However, Acworth officials will continue to evaluate potential next steps and communicate as they continue to monitor the recommended guidelines of the Georgia Department of Public Health and Centers For Disease Control, according to a city statement.

Open at 5 p.m. April 24 and then following normal park hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. are all trails, sidewalks and open green space at the following parks:

  • Acworth Sports Complex, 4000 S. Main St.
  • Baker Plantation Park, Baker Road in the Baker Plantation subdivision
  • Cauble Park but closed will be the parking lot and the boat ramp | 4425 Beach St.
  • East Lakeshore Park, 4449 E. Lakeshore Drive
  • Frana Brown Park, 4901 N. Main St.
  • Logan Farm Park, 4405 Cherokee St.
  • Newberry Park, 4321 Toccoa Drive

All amenities at these parks - such as restrooms, playgrounds, pavilions, swim areas, sports fields and batting cages - will remain closed.

Then beginning at 7 a.m. on April 27, South Shore Park, 4555 Ragsdale Road, will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily but only to provide access to Lake Acworth for launching kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and small boats.

Last admittance to South Shore Park for launching purposes will be 6 p.m. Since parking is limited there, South Shore Park may be closed temporarily when parking is full.

Continued closures will remain at Dallas Landing Park, Proctor Landing Park, Overlook Park and the Depot History Center.

Also suspended through May 10 are city-sponsored and affiliated activities, classes, programs and events.