The Atlanta Hawks mascot wows the crowd at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated basketball court at Central Park in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Kat Goduco for the Atlanta Hawks
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Atlanta Hawks want to renovate courts, activity room at Gwinnett park

Over the last several years, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation has renovated a handful of community basketball courts around the metro Atlanta. 

The next project may be in Gwinnett County.

On Tuesday, the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners voted to approve an agreement for the foundation to provide renovations at Lucky Shoals Park near Norcross. The project would involve new, flashy surfaces for park’s outdoor basketball courts and a refurbished teen activity room — at the Hawks’ expense. 

“Parks and rec is very excited about the opportunities that this partnership will offer,” Gwinnett Community Services director Tina Fleming said.

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Fleming said the deal could also include the ability for kids and coaches from the park’s athletic program to participate in clinics run by Hawks players and personnel. Mentoring and tutoring from the team’s partners at State Farm could also be provided at the facility in the future, Fleming said.

No timeline was given for the proposed project. 

The Hawks Foundation has already renovated a number of basketball courts and other facilities across metro Atlanta. Previous work includes projects at Central Park in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward; Welcome All Park in College Park; and Camp Twin Lakes. 

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