“I am very excited about this land purchase and the increased recreational and open space opportunity it provides to our residents,” Johns Creek mayor Mike Bodker said in a statement. “The city council was eager to continue efforts to address Johns Creek’s growing park needs and was able to do so with this valuable piece of property at a reasonable price.”
Quail Hollow will be combined with the nearby 133-acre Cauley Creek property – which was purchased in 2016 – to form the largest city park in Johns Creek. Both properties are located along the Chattahoochee River near the Abbotts Bridge Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
The city says the purchase will allow officials to further plan for a multi-use trail system along the Chattahoochee River as well.
The Quail Hollow purchase is “mostly wooded and lends itself to a mostly passive purpose,” which gives the city an opportunity to address additional community needs and preserve greenspace, the city says.
The city says this acquisition is part of the Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan, which was approved by the city council in 2015. The plan was developed following a five-month process that included extensive community outreach and input from more than 1,500 people.
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