Cherokee spending $114.9K to outfit 2 new parks

Cherokee County will spend $114,963 for picnic tables, grills and other amenities for the new Veteran’s and Patriot’s parks.

The Board of Commissioners recently approved the bid submitted by Swartz Associates of Naples, Fla., the lowest of five, to provide the amenities.

Veteran’s Park will get 9 picnic tables, 22 square tables, 48 trash receptacles, 48 benches, 3 single park grills, 3 double park grills, 10 three-row bleachers, 12 aluminum player benches, 6 pet waste stations, and 8 four-foot court benches.

The park, with 149 acres, is being built at 7261 Cumming Highway, Canton. It will have an artificial turf athletic field, two natural grass athletic fields, two tennis courts, two pickleball court, a playground, skate park, walking paths, concessions and restrooms.

Patriot’s Park will get 5 picnic tables, 12 square tables, 42 trash receptacles, 22 benches, 1 single park grill, 1 double park grill, 8 three-row bleachers, 2 four-row bleachers, 6 aluminum player benches, and 9 pet waste stations.

The 33-acre park is being constructed at 1485 Kellogg Creek Road, Woodstock. Plans call for an artificial turf adaptive use baseball/softball diamond, two natural grass baseball/softball diamonds, two fenced off-leash dog parks, a playground, walking path, concessions and restrooms.