Kennesaw to build recreation center

With funding from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), a recreation center will be built in Kennesaw’s Adams Park. (Courtesy of Kennesaw)
With funding from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), a recreation center will be built in Kennesaw’s Adams Park. (Courtesy of Kennesaw)

A new recreation center is planned by Kennesaw officials.

For $7,009,984, a contract was awarded to Gay Construction Company by the Kennesaw City Council on July 6.

This company will serve as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for pre-construction and construction services for the Kennesaw Recreation Center – Phase 1.

Initial funding will come from reallocation of 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds that are left over from the following projects:

  • $76,000 from the completed Dallas/Watts Drive improvements.
  • $15,000 from the completed purchase of police vehicles.
  • $1,771,000 from property acquisition that was set aside by the city, if needed, for the Recreation Center. Since the facility will be located in Adams Park, these funds can be reallocated for construction and site development.

Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, is a 33-acre community park near the intersection of Watts Drive and U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway.

On Nov. 3, if Cobb County voters approve the 2022 SPLOST for another six years, Kennesaw would receive $3 million from Cobb County to complete the second phase of the recreation center.

Also, Kennesaw would receive an estimated $31,785,177 in 2022 SPLOST funding over those six years.

Information: Kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation/adams-park