Acworth announces May 31, June 30 extensions

Gradually, Acworth city officials are reopening various facilities and parks. Newest updates are given at facebook.com/AcworthParksAndRec. (Courtesy of Acworth)

On May 22, another update was given by Acworth city officials about the current suspension of all city-sponsored activities, classes, programs and events through May 31.

Beginning June 1, the city will begin charging its normal parking fees of $10.

Through June 30, in-person programs designed for senior citizens and individuals with special needs are suspended.

Announcements, with specific details, will be made through the city’s social media platforms and directly to those who already have registered for activities.

Acworth officials are evaluating changing local, state and federal guidance to responsibly increase access to parks and activities, according to a city statement.

To date, here is a summary of modifications to the city’s activities and park operations:

  • Postponed from May 30 to Aug. 29: The Classic Car Cruise.
  • Postponed to an undetermined date: The End-of-School Extravaganza that had been scheduled in May.
  • Any event scheduled beyond June 1 is currently on as scheduled.
  • To be rescheduled: The Acworth Art Fest and The Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival.
  • Closed: All city beaches and swim areas.
  • June 1: City officials will begin modified operations of Dallas Landing, Proctor Landing, South Shore Park and Cauble Park, involving limited parking access and a $10 parking fee with card payment only.
  • Open: trails, sidewalks and greenspace at Cauble Park.
  • Closed: Cauble Park's boat ramp and parking.
  • Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily: South Shore Park, 4555 Ragsdale Road, only to grant access to Lake Acworth for launching kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and small boats, with last daily admittance at 6 p.m. There is limited parking at the facility, and the park may be closed temporarily when parking is full.
  • Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: public restrooms at open parks. The city is cleaning the facilities regularly, but advisories are posted to use at your own risk.
  • Open: athletic facilities. Fields and batting cages are open for organized activities through the Acworth Baseball Association - with restrictions - and for unorganized activities to families in small groups but no outside organizations.
  • Closed amenities: pavilions and playgrounds.
  • Open: trails, sidewalks and open space at any open park.
  • None through May 31: rental facilities. If you have rented a facility, you will be contacted by phone or the email address on file.
  • Open on June 1: Depot History Center.
  • Open on June 1: Acworth Community Center. Free play activities will not be included. Access to the facility will require reservations in advance. Customer Experience team: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 770-917-1234
  • Open on June 1: Summer Camp. No more participants will be registered until further notice.
  • Open on June 5: Farmer's Market. The city, Downtown Development Authority and vendors are working to develop a plan to safely resume this event to provide access to locally produced goods.

Newest information through the Google link: Acworth Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources at facebook.com/AcworthParksAndRec/photos/a.116324127984/10159064937332985

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