Roswell seeks $750K to restore Ace Sand site as park

Roswell is seeking $750,000 in federal funds to develop the Ace Sand property on the Chattahoochee River as a riverfront park.

The City Council approved applying for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and National Park Service.

The grant will require a $750,000 local match, plus $250,000 from the general fund to cover design and engineering costs, for a total project cost of $1.75 million, staff said in a report to the council.

“The short-term benefit of this project would be the addition of a first-class riverfront park that would serve as a regional attraction,” staff said.

Long-term benefits include restoration of a denuded riverbank; continuing environmental research, education, training and outreach; and opportunities to develop partnerships with groups like the Chattahoochee Nature Center and Upper Chattahoochee River Keeper, as well as local schools.

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