Map depicts the four new athletic fields to be created by a partnership of the city of Roswell and World Harvest Church. CITY OF ROSWELL

Roswell partners with church on athletic fields

The Roswell City Council has approved a partnership with a local church to create athletic fields at Sweet Apple Elementary School.

The city will work with World Harvest Church and the school, at 12025 Etris Road, to add four grass fields and connecting trails.

The improvements will provide a safe connection between the school and Sweet Apple Park as well as the playground, park and neighborhoods along Hardscrabble and Etris roads, according to a staff report to council. The church will oversee the project, and the city will be responsible for maintaining the fields.

A “Sweet Apple Fields” website of High Hope Community Development Corp. says the project is budgeted at $250,000. The city is providing $100,000, and the church, $50,000, and fundraising is underway to raise the remaining $100,000. People can donate and be recognized by buying, for example, a brick for $250, a tree for $1,500 or a bench for $5,000.

Information: http://bit.ly/2wmIeNg

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X