Cherokee Veterans Park is to open Aug. 14 on Cumming Highway (Ga. 20) near Canton. At 149 acres, it will be one of Cherokee County’s largest parks. CHEROKEE COUNTY

Cherokee County sets opening date for Veterans Park

Cherokee County’s newest park, Cherokee Veterans Park near Canton, will open Aug. 14, officials announced.

“It’s not completely finished, but it will open to the public on that date,” County Board Chairman L.B. Ahrens said at a recent board meeting. “It’s a great new amenity to the county.”

The 149-acre park at 7345 Cumming Highway (Ga. 20) will be one of the largest in the Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency system. Phase I construction plans call for an artificial turf athletic field, two natural grass athletic fields, two tennis courts, two pickleball courts, a playground, skate park, walking paths, a large open meadow, concessions and restrooms.

A committee is working on plans for a veterans memorial at the park, Ahrens said, and there also will be space for a future recreation center along Ga. 20. Other future additions, if capital funding permits, may include a baseball/softball complex and additional tennis and pickleball courts, according to the park’s website.

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